Slip Me Some Tongue (sandwich) Recc's
Been eating deli since I was old enough to get my mouth around bread and meat, but I never have had a proper tongue sandwich. I think I'm ready - where should I go? Brent's is too far. Something on the LA side of the hill would be preferred. Suggestions?
Have you tried Label's Table on Pico? I had some sliced tongue there a few months ago that was pretty good. When I don't feel like the hassle of Nate N' Al's or Langer's, I sometimes pop into Label's for a decent (but not superlative) pastrami on rye.
A couple of notes - no grill, so no reubens here, and for some reason, I am thinking this may be a cash only place. I could be wrong on the cash thing. Don't be deterred by the dingy look. Most of their business is takeout.
Oh, added bonus, it's a block away from Beverlywood Bakery, so I can hop over there for a black-and-white after I have my sandwich.
The Arax Falafel lamb's tongue sandwich is insane. Tongue and tomatoes inside a hot pressed sandwich, turnip pickles on the side. J. Gold had a big thing about it. Since his article I've been there many times. Falafel is good too. It's on the northwest corner of Santa Monica and Normandie.
5101 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
I agree that Attari's tongue sandwich is excellent. I believe you can also still get the Persian-style sandwich at Canary House, but when I tried it a couple of years ago it didn't measure up to Attari Patough. For the New York Jewish deli style sandwich, my first choice would be Nate-n-Al in Beverly Hills. (And, in case you change your mind about Brent's, I had a great one there once, some years ago.) The tongue at Junior's isn't too bad either. (I have not tried tongue at Langer's.)
While we're at it, where can you get a great (Mexican) torta de lengua? (Not to mention, who has the best Korean-style BBQ tongue?)
704 S Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
19565 Parthenia St, Northridge, CA 91324
Nate 'n Al's Deli & Restaurant
414 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Junior's Restaurant-Deli Bakery
2379 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
2799 Townsgate Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91361
Canary Chicken House
1942 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
I don't know if this counts as a "proper" deli style tongue sandwich. But Attari, a little persian (sort of) deli, in westwood, makes an excellent tongue sandwich.
To be honest, I haven't had jewish deli style tongue since I was a kid. IIRC it's possibly boiled/and thinly sliced (I could be very wrong on that) on rye. The preparation is different at Attari, it's like eating slices from a roast -- so maybe they roast theirs. I really don't know the difference, if there even is one. What I do know -- Attari, makes a hell of a tongue sandwich, on a good roll, with some pickled veggies. Enjoy!
Attari Sandwich Shop
1388 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
you beat me to the chase.
yes, attari and there's another persian sandwich shop further south along westwood blvd, canary, that also serves a plethora of sandwiches in a very simiilar style, along with a brain sandwich (for what it's worth they don't translate the brain sandwich onto the english menu) batali would be envious.