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Jwsel Sep 18, 2006 05:12 AM

I'm too busy to make my own for Rosh Hashana, and am desperately looking for a good chopped liver. I don't want anything that is too full of egg or other fillers (Jerry's is nasty, imho, as if Gelson's). Brent's is okay, but not great. I would have to say that the best I've found so far is Fromin's in Encino. Any suggestions?

  1. monku Sep 18, 2006 05:31 AM

    Art's Delicatessen in Studio City has the chopped liver you're looking for. One day at lunch one of Art's daughter's gave me a 15 minute dissertation on the subject of chopped liver, so they know how to make chopped liver.

    1. Das Ubergeek Sep 18, 2006 03:38 PM

      Billy's, on Orange St. near California St. in Glendale. Simply delish.

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        deadorinjail Sep 18, 2006 05:52 PM

        Assuming you're looking for classic Jewish chicken liver, with a taste but not a bite -- and you are -- try Greenblatt's. I've tried the liver in practically every deli in LA, and that's the closest that comes to the gold standard, namely that of my Aunt Esther. Hope that helps.

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          ErikaK Sep 18, 2006 06:10 PM

          Don't suppose you know of a good place in OC (esp North OC?)

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            allisonteal Sep 18, 2006 07:18 PM

            I have always been pleased with the chopped liver at Bristol farms!

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              2chez mike Sep 20, 2006 12:13 AM

              Yes! I've never bought it yet but I always ask for a sample at the deli when I'm shopping there. :)

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              mikester Sep 18, 2006 08:27 PM

              Have you tried Katella Deli, in Los Alamitos ? It's been some time, but back in the day the chopped liver was not bad, not bad at all...

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              RicRios Sep 18, 2006 10:06 PM

              Whatever you do, please stay away from Langer's chopped liver, really scary stuff!

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                IonaTrailer Sep 19, 2006 03:35 AM

                Cantor's is really good

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                  lad1818 Sep 19, 2006 05:18 AM

                  I gotta agree. Canter's can be hit or miss, but I always love their chopped liver.

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                  deadorinjail Sep 19, 2006 04:46 PM

                  I'd disagree on Canters, which is chopped beef liver, not chicken. And classic Jewish chopped liver is chicken, which has a far more subtle taste.

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                    lad1818 Sep 20, 2006 12:26 AM

                    I've heard it's harder to find chopped chicken liver these days. Wonder why?

                    Chicken, beef - I could eat piles of Canter's chopped liver. Not that I should.

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                    duckduckgoose Sep 19, 2006 09:45 PM

                    no mention of Nate n'al's?

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