Free Pastrami Sandwiches at DGS Delicatessen on Tuesday

The Dupont deli launches its lunch counter with free ’wiches for the first 50 customers.

Get this for free on Tuesday. Photograph by Scott Suchman

No Tuesday lunch plans? Good news. DGS Delicatessen marks the official launch of its to-go lunch counter at 1317 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest, with free pastrami sandwiches for the first 50 customers on May 7. The pastrami is smoked in house and stacked between slices of mustard-slathered rye bread. Other options (check out the full menu after the jump) include whitefish salad on a Montreal-style bagel with tomato jam, fried capers, and thinly sliced radishes, and egg salad on pumpernickel with butter lettuce, harissa, and gribenes (chicken skin cracklins). The restaurant’s excellent matzo-ball soup is also available to go for $7.

The sandwich shop hours are 11:30 to 2:30 Monday through Friday. Obviously, if you are looking to score a free lunch, you should get there early.



Whitefish Salad: Tomato Jam, Fried Capers, Radish, Montreal Bagel ($8)
Roasted Turkey: Avocado, Pepper Relish, Provolone, Gribenes, Pumpernickel ($9)
DGS Egg Salad: Butter Lettuce, Harissa, Gribenes, Pumpernickel ($9)
1/2-Pound Pastrami or Corned Beef: Creekstone Farms Brisket, House Mustard, Double Baked Rye ($13)
Grilled Chicken Salad: “Everything” Aioli, Peppadews, Double Baked Rye ($8)
The Israeli: Hummus, Cucumber, Pickled Beets, Feta, Pumpernickel ($8)
Smoked Salmon Pastrami: Cucumber Salad, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Montreal Bagel ($10)
**Add The Combination ($4): Choice of Potato Salad, Coleslaw or Cucumber Salad and any Drink



• Matzo-Ball Soup ($7)
Potato Salad ($3)
Coleslaw ($3)
Cucumber Salad ($4)
Pickle Plate ($5)


• Dr. Brown’s ($3)
Mexican Coke ($3.50)
Fizzy Lizzy ($3.50)