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Feb 10, 2009 01:22 PM

ISO Hot Corned Beef sandwich

I know about Langer's for pastrami, but is there a comparable debate about the "best" place for corned beef in LA? When I was a pre-teen living in London, I used to walk way out of my way after school to get a corned beef sandwich that was just out-of-this-world ("Bloom's") -- and I've hankered after it ever since. If one exists like it in Los Angeles (hot, juicy, melting, absolutely inhale-able) I'd be forever indebted to hear about it. Many thanks oh gastronimically wizened.

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    1. re: woofer

      I second Brent's...There corn beef sandwich and corned beef reuben are really good.

    2. it's been a while, but i used to love the ones served at nate 'n al's in beverly hills

      1. I know many people have raved about the Rubenesque sandwich at R+D Kitchen.

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        1. re: Juji

          I crave that sandwich, love it love it love it.

          1. Aren't the two main differences between corned beef and pastrami the smoking and the pepper crust? If you ordered the pastrami on rye at Langer's, handcut lean and trimmed, most of the pepper would be sliced away. You'd still get the superlative succulence and the outstanding complementary twice-baked rye bread. Or try a hot corned beef at Langer's -- you might be one of the few, so I'd wonder about turnover for the meat.