Old Signage, New Deli

The Moore family goes to the deli

Moore's Delicatessen has roots in the grand deli tradition: Its name and logo are taken from a San Francisco spot opened in the 1920s by owner Robert Moore's grandparents.

Moore, a former Dodger Stadium executive chef, and his wife, Little Flower Candy owner Christine Moore, revived the family logo and opened the deli in Burbank in the beginning of October.

Moore's serves three meals a day, but we went to taste what is every deli's staple menu: lunch–sandwiches, specifically. Served on warm slices of soft, caraway-studded rye, classics like corned beef and pastrami are wet and messy–meaning they're just right.

We preferred the City Hall preparation ($11), which includes coleslaw, melted Swiss cheese and a slathering of Russian dressing in addition to the meat (corned beef, roast beef, turkey and ham are also available). And with bottles of Gulden's brown deli mustard at every table, you can add however much brassica burn you prefer to each and every bite.

A selection of craft brews on tap puts Moore's a cut above the often beerless competition. There are tap handles from Stone, Avery and Bear Republic in the lineup, but it was the Allagash white ale ($7) that we were most excited for: Crisp and subtly spiced, it's the perfect beer for a pastrami sandwich.

Moore's Delicatessen, 271 E. Orange Grove Ave., Burbank; 323-365-5577 or mooresdeli.com