San Diego’s truest foodie gripe may be our lack of great delis. D.Z. Akin’s is decent, but hardly great. In my mind, at least, D.Z. Akin’s has always been defined by what it doesn’t have (superb, house-made cold cuts) as much as what it does.
That, on the other hand, is exactly what Carve Modern Deli & Beer (8583 Aero Dr.) is all about: delicious, handcrafted pastrami.