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Feb 26, 2007 06:11 PM

In search of the perfect Reuben...

Yes, I know its elusive, and my aim is not to find it. The pleasure is in the hunt, so if you have any suggestions, please advise!

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    1. Don't know about a Reuben specifically, but I can tell you that the corned beef at Magee's in the Farmer's Market at Fairfax/Beverly is the best I've ever had. The corned beef is either served in slices with your choice of two sides, or in sandwiches (but I don't know if they make Reubens.)

      I would think Langer's would make a pretty good Reuben.

      1. Brent's Deli, Northridge....Black Pastrami Reuben.

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        1. re: monku

          I just got back from Brent's. I'm not from LA, so that was my first time there. AMAZING! I have to fly home tomorrow, but I may kid it again for lunch tomorrow before I leave. That good.

          Corned Beef, Turkey, Pastrami, and KNOCKWURST!!!!

          Phoenix has Chompie's, but I'd trade it in for Brent's without thought!

          1. re: ValleyFever

            Another vote here for Brent's. Langer's, I feel, is a close second. But Brent's is king.

            Reading this thread earlier today inspired me to get one from Brent's, and it is fantastic still. Don't forget to ask for extra pickles, too.

            I agree with the excellence of the knockwurst on rye as well.

          2. re: monku

            I recently had Brent's as well, and was blown away.

            I usually like Corned beef Rebuen's, but tried the Black Pastrami and it was amazing, and my wife had the corned beef. I think I would have the corned beef again next time, but they both wee amazing. I can easily say they are the best I have had in LA.

            And the service was fantastic as well. It could be dangerous living near Brent's, it is too good!!

          3. Absolutley. Any kind of Ruben over there.

            1. Yep, I don't quite understand why anyone would order anything other than the plain old pastrami on rye, but my girlfriend, who's from NYC, insists that the best Reuben is to be had at Langer's. Although she cautions you to make sure you get it with swiss cheese, not the dreaded "nippy" cheese.