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Wise Sons @ the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Here’s your plan for next Saturday or Sunday: Head to the Contemporary Jewish Museum downtown to check out a very interesting home-and-design exhibit, and make sure you leave room for lunch at Wise Sons’ museum outpost. The Jewish deli has a full restaurant in the Mission and very fittingly opened a branch at the museum in early 2014. Same food options, same deliciousness. I am not a big reuben fan, but Wise Sons’ version of the sandwich is excellent. You can choose from pastrami (which I tried, and is reportedly rubbed with coriander and black pepper and then smoked over hickory for seven hours), corned beef, smoked turkey or even a veggie option (done with king trumpet mushrooms). Even the standard turkey sandwich was amazing. Pickled red onions hit the spot and dressed it up. Wise Sons also serves De La Paz coffee, made practically down the street on Mission.

I’d love to go back to try the grilled cheese (made with cheddar on challah, whoa) and matzo ball soup.

Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen // 746 Mission St. (museum) and 3150 24th St., San Francisco

Weekly Must Reads

Immigration reform is still in the news (and holding out hope), with a 24-hour Silicon Valley hackathon that brought together 20 or so undocumented immigrants and techies and the persisting tough sell that is getting Republicans to get behind overhauling the nation’s immigration laws.

An in-depth piece on a 31-year-old American soccer player battling a rare form of cancer. ‘I Need God More Than Ever’

Bitcoins growing visibility beg the question: Will the digital currency ever become mainstream? A Bitcoin Puzzle: Heads, It’s Excitement. Tails, It’s Anxiety.

Ready for Thanksgiving dinner? Check out this amazing NYT interactive guide to the holiday: Essential Thanksgiving. (And a few Thanksgivukkah tips, while you’re at it: Happy Thanksgivukkah)

Also, the economics of that turkey you’re buying. Why Is Turkey Cheaper When Demand Is Higher?