The Miracle Mile Deli has been in business in Arizona since 1949. My very first experience with this deli was when it was located at the Park Central Mall on Central Avenue. That mall has since been converted to a large office complex and the deli has moved a little further east to another mall on Camelback Road.
When it was located at Park Central, the lunch-time crowds would fill the little maze-like queue and the servers would be working at warp speed. You had better know what you wanted when it was your turn because they had no tolerance for hem-hawing over the menu.
The Miracle Mile Deli was my very first introduction to Pastrami and I fell in love with it. I’ve since traveled to places better known for their delis and I have to say that Miracle Mile can stand up to the best. Now my favorite sandwich is the brisket on an onion roll. With a dab horseradish and some mustard, it’s pure deli-heaven.
By the way, I took this photo near closing time. No long lines late at night.