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Apr 17, 2007 12:36 PM

Best corned beef sandwich in LA?

Pastrami seems to get most of the love on this board, but I am a die hard corned beef eater and I don't really like pastrami (have tried Langers in LA and Katzs in NY).

Where is the best CB sandwich in town?

I have tried Juniors in West LA, and Nate and Als in Beverly Hills. My current fave is Mort's in the Pacific Palisades. Any other ideas for a great corned beef sandwich - the best in town?

Ideas appreciated hounds!

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  1. Brent's in Canoga Park ( ) would probably have to make the list.

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    1. re: David Kahn

      They are actually in Northridge or Westlake Village.

      1. re: David Kahn

        Yes, Brent's is the best. Second, in my opinion, is Art's in Studio City (the sign outside reads: Where every sandwich is a work of Art's). Brent's is New York-style, piled high on rye. Have a potato knish with it. Drink a Doctor Brown's. Get the black and white cookie for dessert. What could be better?

        1. re: Golem

          a corned beef sandwich with a homemade garlic pickle, actually. the kind of pickle that if you bring it onto an elevator, everyone else on the elevator takes on the same quizzical facial expression as they try to figure out the source of the aroma and whether they should be offended by that source.

        1. re: tony michaels

          Arg! I just found out Mort's closed on March 31st. Mayor Riordan bought it and it will be closed for several months and will open in its new form in the "summer".

          And it was my favorite too.

        2. Phil's Deli in the Grove Farmer's market makes a good sandwich. It's not a giant new york style one but it's tasty with horseradish and mustard.

            259 Sierra Madre Villa Ave.
            (626) 578-1616

            1. Magee's in the Farmer's Market on Third and Fairfax.

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              1. re: Cucinamore

                I *LOOOOVE* Magee's. It's not the most generous, especially for the money, but it's always hit my spot, especially with coleslaw...and then I get the Cajun potato salad from Gumbo Pot, and a beer from the beer & wine joint. MMMmmmmm yummy! as Rachael Ray might say...

                1. re: Will Owen

                  Yeah, for Magees, I rather do the plate! :D


                2. re: Cucinamore

                  Thank you for the rec. I went to Magee's last night for a corned beef sandwich and it was very good. Not particularly large but big enough and hand carved. Had some fat on it and it was flavorful. Friendly carver behind the counter.

                  Had some room for a chocolate donut from Bob's that hit the spot.

                  May get the plate next time instead of the sandwich. I may try and get to Langers and Canters this week to get more points of reference. If so will report back.

                  1. re: Senor Popusa

                    You can request the fatty end too.

                  2. re: Cucinamore

                    been to farmers market hundreds of times and not sure why i never went to magees, with that sexy meat under lights...well, i fixed that problem today and i agree it is some tasty vittles. not huge but 10 bucks and really juicy handcut from a huge thick slab of corned beef...horseradish, rye bread...looking forward to getting this next time now ... thanks for the tip.