Spectrum News 1: Jewish Deli Pastrami Meets Texas Pit Smoking at Ugly Drum

Spectrum News 1’s Jada Montemarano paid a visit to RC Provisions’ customer Ugly Drum; RC provides them with raw corned beef pastrami briskets for them to smoke.

Pop-up restaurants have been increasingly common around L.A. since the pandemic began. One concept, Ugly Drum, got its start at Smorgasburg in the Arts District and is now serving its smoked pastrami out of Bludso’s Bar & Que.

Ugly Drum was founded by chef Erik Black whose craftsmanship and creativity brought the restaurant country-wide fame and a cult following. He perfected the hybridized technique of combing the tastes of traditional pastrami with the smoked cooking style.

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