May 01

The Hat – Alhambra, CA

1 W Valley Blvd

Alhambra, CA 91801

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Located at a busy intersection in Alhambra, The Hat serves up their ever-popular pastrami sandwiches along with various other menu items. Plenty of parking is available and quite a few tables are available behind the corner food stand. A large menu board is mounted to the left of the ordering window.

Today, we decided to order the pastrami sandwich, hamburger, and large fries. The pastrami sandwich came on a large roll with layers upon layers of seasoned thin meat. The pastrami was loaded with flavor and was extremely tender and delicious. It tasted so good that I opted not to walk back to the window to ask for au jus. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for the hamburger. The burger patty was overcooked and dry. There is no flavor to the burger and it left little to be desired. The large fries came in a huge potion size, and all of the fries tasted fresh and delicious.

Overall, The Hat really does well with their pastrami, but no so much for their burger. I would definitely come back for the pastrami again with au jus, but I would just order the small fries instead. Portion sizes are generous and prices are reasonable. If you like pastrami, then you must give The Hat a try.

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