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Aug 7, 2012 10:26 AM

Mimi Sheraton in the NYT on Langer's Rye Bread

Embarrassing to admit, but the best example of this fragrant bread is at Langer’s Delicatessen in Los Angeles.

Not a surprise, exept to those of us who did not know Mimi was still able to chew and write!

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  1. I actually read it that she is embarrassed for NYC that they lack a good rye bread in a city in which Jewish deli is was birthed.

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    1. re: A5 KOBE

      Yes, I beleive that is exactly what she is saying.

        1. re: Servorg

          Yeah, truth to tell, the pastrami is Langer's even stronger suit than it's rye, which is also much better than the rye bread at Katz's.

    2. Though, oddly, in the same piece, she does not again mention Langer's when talking about pastrami and disses Katz's in favor of Pastrami Queen.

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      1. re: New Trial

        In the article you refer to, she was talking about NYC classics under the title Lost then Found, and broke them down into categories. One was Pastrami, another was Jewish Rye. I think Langer's rye is superb. The only rye bread I can remember that came close to it in LA was made by Brown's bakery in Van Nuys, but that closed many years ago.

        1. re: pizzafreak

          Isn't their rye made by Beas's Bakery in Tarzana? I thought most decent deli's in the LA area got their rye there.