Pig and Parsley Deli is a deli in Fountain Valley. The dive makes sandwiches worthy of braving 405 lunch traffic. Here is a classed-up torta worthy of a SanTana lonchera; the pastrami is as great as any in the county, all folds and tart mustard and sauerkraut’s zing. The tri tip gets enlivened with chimichurri and cotija; a sirloin steak sandwich not only tastes like Brooklyn circa 1948 but has provolone out of a Mario Batali. These and other sandwiches (pulled pork outta Dixie!) make up the standards, but keep visiting to see what’s the next daily special. And always get a salad, as they might contain anything from from pickled green beans to edamame to pepitas or even aged white cheddar—a United Nations of roughage.
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