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guacomole + pastrami

A couple days ago I wanted a Langer's plain hand cut sandwich for lunch. I went and got it. I met my girlfriend and she was having a Chipotle burrito (see why we don't go to the same place for lunch??)

She had a cup of guac and I couldn't resist - I slapped some on the edge of my sandwich and it was freakin fantastic: the two kinds of fats (plus the salt in the pastrami and the mild sweet in the guac) blend just perfectly.

Now I don't know any places that serve very good pastrami (or corned beef, which is what is usually prefer) AND make good guac.

But does anyone else? And are there restaurants/ places in LA that have also discovered this sublime combination?

(Before you start with the chipotle-bashing, please realize that I am only talking about their guac, which I think is, at least, significantly above par)

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  1. This reminds me of Columbus "discovering" America -- Carnitas and Guacamole is hardly a new concept. Howards Bacon and Avacado Burger also comes to mind.

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    1. re: Ciao Bob

      any longtime downtowners remember if guac was in the kosher burrito at its namsake (on First/Main)?

      1. re: yinyangdi

        Yes, it was.

        And, it entire name was the Kosher "style" Burrito ...

        (with "style" in very very small font)

    2. Hey, Chipotle rocks as far as fast food goes. The only downside is that the guac is expensive there, but yes, it is fantastic...

      Pink's has a pastrami dog and pastrami burrito, and they have guacamole. I'm sure they could throw it all together for you.

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      1. re: LisaStitch

        Thank you! I dig Chipotle. They are the king of gringo burritos. La Salsa, Baja Fresh, the wretched Qdoba - which has taken to having their servers dress in Chipotle-bashing t-shirts - all pale in comparison to Chipotle. Can they hold a candle to, say, El Tepeyac? Of course not. But that's comparing apples and swordfish.

        Anyway, given the wide array of Mexican stands like Chano's selling pastrami and burritos, I'm sure it would be no trouble at all to get a custom-made guacastrami fix in this town.

      2. There are no rules ...
        Go for it!

        1. Very few things don't taste better with guacamole and/or avocado.

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            1. re: ipsedixit

              And EVERYTHING tastes better with lobster and/or bacon. (This is one of the central rules of American cooking, apparently.)

              1. re: glutton

                As opposed to the French rule that everything tastes better with (ick) foie gras.

              1. re: eberhard49

                That's pretty much the Avocado Spring Rolls at Cheesecake Factory! Yes - Cheesecake Factory - but I LOVE this dish and always get it whenever I have to go there. Great sweet (hoisin?) dipping sauce. I shudder to think how many calories are in them.

                1. re: LisaStitch

                  correction - I meant Avocado EGG Rolls. Nice and fried :)

                  1. re: LisaStitch

                    Those avocado egg rolls are the best! After seeing your post, I think I am going to have to go Cheesecake this weekend and have some!