Pastrami sandwich, Localis

Illustration by JONATHAN BUCK

With no proper Jewish deli in Sacramento, what’s a girl with a pastrami craving to do? Believe it or not, she can go to Localis. At lunch, chef Chris Barnum whips up a towering pastrami sandwich ($13), loaded with napa cabbage kraut, golden pearls of mustard and meat juices dripping onto the dense, flavorful and barely burnt house-made rye. Then there’s the cascade of tender, peppery pastrami, which is also brined, rubbed and smoked in-house. If you’ve avoided Localis in fear of high prices and tiny portions, this sandwich will prove you so, so wrong. 2031 S Street,