Sherman's Deli and Bakery in Palm Springs must rank as one of the best Delis outside of New York.
Family owned and operated, Sherman's has been a favorite with both locals and visitors since it first opened in 1953. They now have two locations - the original restaurant in Palm Springs and a second location in Palm Desert.
My favorite item on their extensive menu is the hot beef pastrami on rye (served lean), which is even more delicious served on two potato latkes instead of the bread.
If you're in the area and visit the restaurant, you must also try their triple layered chocolate cheesecake - decadent, indulgent but absolutely delicious!
Recent awards include "2010 Best Sandwich in the Valley" - Desert Magazine; "2009 Restaurant of the Year" - Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce; and "2009 Best Sandwich" - Desert Magazine.