As a form of self-affirmation, I submit for your consideration the pastrami sandwich at Harold’s New York Deli in Edison, New Jersey:
And it’s great pastrami. There’s also a pickle bar. Go hungry. Oh, and don’t forget the latkes. The decision between sour cream and applesauce is one of the great Jewish dilemmas, which I always settle by having both.
Here’s an awesome video of Harold’s. Note the huge cakes, the gargantuan matzo balls, and the triple-decker ten pound sandwiches: