Old As The Hat!

This past Mondayafter visiting my folks at their apartment in Brea I headed for the freeway and spotted The Hat. I enjoy a good pastrami sandwich so I decided to pull through the drive-thru to order one.

The Famous Pastrami Dip Sandwich was my choice for the day.

They don’t skimp on the size and the pastrami portion. I could only eat half.

I got my sandwich in this bag and noticed The Hat is as old as I am. It seemed fitting for this old girl born in California in 1951 to enjoy a sandwich from a company that’s survived and thrived for over 61 years in California.

I’m back from Canada and the Border Agents going and coming were very nice to me as usual. My time in Canada was filled with lots of good conversation and good food, oh my! My Dear is in Vienna right now and I’ll be interested in hearing about the food he’ll be eating. He’s there for a conference and won’t have much time for sight seeing but he does hope to see as much as his free time allows.

Have a good weekend everyone. I’m recuperating and laying low for the rest of today.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

14 thoughts on “Old As The Hat!

  1. I could TOTALLY go for one of those sandwiches right about now!!!!! Man, that looks good! I haven’t had pastrami in years! The old blood pressure doesn’t care for it or my beloved corned beef anymore. 😦 There is a place in Kansas City, MO that I hit whenever I’m down that way to pick up things from a wholesale distributor called Harold’s. Harold’s, like The Hat for you, was established in 1958, the year I was born. Something about eating at those “greasy spoons” established in the same year as our birth! My favorite there is the chili cheese dog (provolone, please!) with onions & mustard, tater tots, and a black walnut shake. Mmmmm….makes me wanna hop in the car and head down there now. Alas, they close at 3:00 during the week, so I’m out of luck. 😦 Hubby’s in VIENNA?!?!!! As in Vienna, Austria?!??!!! Holy macaroly! You guys really DO travel a lot! That is so supremely cool! Rest up and enjoy your weekend! Glad you made it back safely!

  2. Gosh, I should hope so! Seems as if you deserve a rainy day or two with nothing to do but watch old movies, read a good book, and cuddle deep into the covers. That pastrami sandwich looks wonderful…

  3. Ellen, that looks delicious! I’m afraid people are going to start referring to us as “vintage”, but you’re younger than I am, so maybe I’ll be the only one who is vintage. Glad you had a good trip. laurie

  4. Haven’t had pastrami in quite a while. I learned to love it at the Carnegie Deli in NYC. Their sandwiches were outrageous! Glad you’re getting some rest after all your hither and yon!

  5. I love the name…Old Hat! Not so sure I’d pick a pastrami sandwich though. I’m thinking I’d choose a croissant sandwich…with chicken salad filling. Just saying:)

    I’m sure glad you got a consolation prize! A trip to Canada ranks right up there with Vienna, right?

  6. There are times when a pastrami sandwich is the only thing that will satisfy….and then halfway through I realise that there is not way I’m ever going to finish it!

  7. The Hat looks like a fine place… you’ve just prompted me to go out and grab a Montreal smoke meat sandwich. Also, glad you’ve a good time in Canada. I’ll be heading out to Vancouver in Oct. hopefully spotting some birds I don’t get to see here in Cowtown, and taking some photos. This time I’ll make sure my camera is on. 😉

  8. Ah, yes. The Hat is a fun place to visit, but not by yourself! When I eat there, I always split the sandwich with someone. And heaven help you if your order the onion rings. If you do, just make sure you have five people to help you eat it.

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