It's Pastrami O'Clock in the FiDi: Shorty Goldstein's Now Open


The corned beef eggs benedict. Photo: ©


Counter seating. Photo: ©


Chopped liver. Photo: ©

Over the weekend, I got to experience a test lunch at ~SHORTY GOLDSTEIN’S~, the new FiDi Jewish deli from Michael Siegel, formerly of Betelnut. As previously mentioned on tablehopper, the lunchtime spot features a number of family recipes, from the rustic knishes (so delicious) to the chopped liver (the version here is light on the liver, just the way “Nanna” liked it). There are also a variety of sandwiches on rye (for now, the bread is from Cinderella). The housemade and juicy and lightly smoke-kissed pastrami is really notable—Siegel uses Double R Ranch for the beef, a sister to Snake River Farms.

And don’t miss the prakas: beef-stuffed cabbage with a sweet and sour-tomato sauce, and broccolini (get the mashed potatoes too). There are also breakfast items, like pastrami or corned beef Benedict, and a gravlax plate. Oh yeah, and you can get a chocolate or vanilla egg cream, plus some rugelach to bring back to the office. Check out the entire menu here.

The space is just across the street from the Crocker Galleria, and is meant to be primarily takeout, but there are 25 bright turquoise seats where you can plunk down at either a counter and some tables. Welcome to the neighborhood, Shorty! Hours are Mon-Fri 8am-4pm. 126 Sutter St. at Montgomery, 415-986-2676.