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Brents looking for third location

They are looking in the SFV now. I would love to see them take Jerrys off the map and educate those that don't know what good deli is.

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  1. How did you find this out? I've asked Ron many times to come on over the hill. Are they looking in a certain area? Studio City? Woodland Hills? Tell me more...you've made my day! Black Pastrami Ruben is coming my way!

    1. Looking in the SFV? Isn't Brent's - the one in Northridge -- already IN the SFV?

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      1. re: ozhead

        My error...I ment to say ANOTHER location in the SFV. Yes, such as Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills. Nothing is for sure now but at least they are looking. A very trustworthy employee mentioned it not long ago and as I was leaving I saw someone closer to the situation that verified it again.(with a wonderful smile on their face.) We also briefly discussed the possibility of Jerrys taking a hit financially and it was verified that that may possibly occur. (evil laugh)
        This could be like a deli supercenter right in our own backyards.

        1. re: SIMIHOUND

          Being in Topanga, I vote for Woodland HIlls.

          1. re: ozhead

            Just take Jerry's out of the SFV and I will be happy.

            1. re: SIMIHOUND

              At least parts of your wish may come to pass. A bit too early for disclosure, but things are afoot! There are 4 Jerry's units in the valley, btw.
              Stay tuned!.

            2. re: ozhead

              My real wish would be some where in West LA....pretty please.

              1. re: wienermobile

                Replace the Jerry's in the Marina Del Rey location. That will also open up a huge catering business for them in the Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City and Westchester area (among others).

                1. re: Servorg

                  Brent's ...if you are reading this listen to this man.... he is a Chowhound God. There are no good delis on the westside. It is a no-man's land until Nate n' Al's in Beverly Hills. That could be a lot of new customers for a westside Brent's.

                  1. re: wienermobile

                    I am definitely a Chowhound Dog...no doubt! ;-D> As it stands now I visit Brent's in Northridge on the average of once every other month when I go out in the early AM on Sunday for breakfast. I can promise them a LOT more personal business if they will open up in MDR...

                    1. re: Servorg

                      I understand the need in MDR and the Westside but face-it driving sucks. I would think that nobody (from the family) wants to make that drive every day especially after putting in very long days. Also backup is not far away if they stay locally. I would think that after the third location (look at me planning the future of Brent's) they would go over the hill or.....open another restaurant in THE VALLEY! Ha! (I am cruel but hey this is Brent''s Deli)

                      1. re: Servorg

                        I make the trip to Brent's from the South Bay at least once a month, I would love to be able to go more often but the 405 and I are not the best of friends.

                        1. re: wienermobile

                          The 405 is not anyones friend. I live about ten miles away from Northridge. I love it. I go once a week if not a bit more. I love the food. I love the service. Brent's makes me feel like I am at home. They are one of the best deli's in the USA.

                          1. re: SIMIHOUND

                            100% agree. One of the all around top deli's.

                      2. re: wienermobile

                        Brent's, Cheesecake Factory on San Vicente just closed. Perfect location for you in Brentwood. They even have a big patio for outdoor dining. Plenty of parking in the garage. We NEED you in Brentwood.

                        1. re: maudies5

                          Thank you! Brent's, Please come save the westside...you are our only hope.

                          1. re: wienermobile

                            Mendocino Farms was considering a large storefront here in Atwater Village some time ago. I think Brent's should consider it for a new business in the heart of LA.

                            We have large boulevard sidewalks for outdoor dining. And Atwater Village is considered as an up and coming neighborhood after Silverlake, my old haunt.

                      3. re: wienermobile

                        Agree. West L.A. Santa Monica.

                        Montana Ave. would be a natural for a good deli.

                        Or for that matter, the 3rd St. Promenade.

                        1. re: ozhead

                          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8769...

                          Warner Center /Kaiser Hospital area would be wonderful,,,the deli that is in the center is a huge disappointment. <shudder>
                          Just hoping for adequate parking/easy enter/exit :)

                          1. re: CatHairCondiment

                            Weiler's -- not IN the Warner Center, but nearby (Victory between Canoga and De Soto) is a pretty good deli. Not great, but pretty good.

                          2. re: ozhead

                            Being in Topanga, I vote Woodland Hills

                            +1

                      4. Near the 405/101 intersection??? Pretty please??? Then I don't need to drive too far in the valley to visit my friends there.... ::sigh::

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                        1. re: ilysla

                          Just drop the last 1 off that intersection and I'm in... ;-D>

                            1. re: wienermobile

                              Another plus one here.

                              But Langers is still way better than Brent's in my opinion.

                              Now if Langers were opening a second location then ...

                              1. re: kevin

                                Langer's is great, but kind of one trick pony. I think Brent's is a better deli because it's more consistent across the board.

                                1. re: foodiemahoodie

                                  Better Pastrami= Langers. Better everything else=Brent's.

                                  1. re: wienermobile

                                    Except for their chopped liver and potato salad. The first is actually sweet. Do they add sugar??? The potato salad usually consists of chunks of hard, not fully cooked, potato.

                                    1. re: mucho gordo

                                      Caramelized onions in the chopped liver...

                            2. re: Servorg

                              Har! Actually, I'd love a deli at the 405/10 intersection, but I just worry that the rent alone would drive up the price so much! But, if we're talking about an unconstrained fantasy, then I vote for Wilshire Blvd. Can they just kick out all the unappetizing restaurants next to Ross and put in a Brent's? They'll even have easy parking! Or maybe where Seed Bistro used to be? ::sigh::

                              1. re: ilysla

                                I'll actually tell you where there is a great location, with parking, that would work well for this little exercise in fantasy. The old Hamburger Hamlet location that briefly turned into Crossroads BBQ and a Mexican restaurant called Bubba Diego's adjoining it on Sepulveda Blvd and National.

                                1. re: Servorg

                                  Both of those options would be a relatively convenient drive for me.

                          1. question for all you Brent's experts. i've seen their menu and nova isn't mentioned anywhere, only lox. is their "lox" actually nova, or is it true belly lox?

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                            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                              I was waiting for someone to chime in on that great question . I would call one of the guys that work the takeout deli and ask. They seem to experienced with the products. When you find out please let us know.

                            2. I heard the old Islands location in Encino is being looked at.

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                              1. re: trojans

                                Best of the comments on this post!

                                1. re: trojans

                                  I have actually heard that rumor about the old Islands Encino too!!!!

                                  1. re: msmd310

                                    THAT WOULD BE HEAVEN!!! When will we know?

                                    1. re: Lipps

                                      Whoever finds out has got to post it right away! My buddy and I are both jonesing for the Black Pastrami Reuben!

                                      1. re: JosephEBacon

                                        A trip to either Northridge or Westlake Village will have to suffice for the moment.
                                        Regardless of where Brent's locates, it will not open until at least Spring, probably Summer. It does take a while to remodel, and have you ever tried to get work done in December or early January? Good luck.
                                        My guess would be summer, due to permits, ABC postings, etal.