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“I find the pastrami to the be most sensual of all the salted, cured meats.” – George Costanza.

wienermobile Sep 11, 2013 03:07 PM

Very nice web piece on the history of LA's Jewish Deli's." New York may have set the blueprint for the Jewish delicatessen, but some say L.A. perfected it."

  1. mtlcowgirl Sep 15, 2013 11:00 AM

    George never partook of Montreal smoked meat. I have had both. No comparison.

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    1. re: mtlcowgirl
      wienermobile Sep 15, 2013 11:12 AM

      Can you find any of those smoked meats in the LA area?

      1. re: wienermobile
        FoodObsessive Sep 15, 2013 12:19 PM

        The Redondo Beach Cafe is owned by Canadians and has Montreal smoked meat that is the best I have found in LA. I don't remember the brand.

        1. re: FoodObsessive
          FranklinJefferson Sep 15, 2013 04:11 PM

          According to their website, they smoke their own.
          Briskets vary from 8 - 10lbs. each and are available for delivery...
          Beats having to travel all the way to Montreal - but Redondo Beach doesn't have quite the same romance as the Vieux Port.

          1. re: FranklinJefferson
            porker Sep 15, 2013 04:58 PM

            You *can* make your own...

      2. re: mtlcowgirl
        linus Sep 15, 2013 04:23 PM

        i have had both. they're both equally good.

      3. wienermobile Sep 15, 2013 09:07 AM

        Broke fast at Greenblatts's for the first time in years and it was very nice. Good matzoh balls and excellent service. A very nice surprise in many ways. Happy new year to all.

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        1. re: wienermobile
          kevin Sep 15, 2013 10:09 AM

          Wiener, didn't know you were a member too.

          Shana tova. :)

          1. re: wienermobile
            jessejames Sep 15, 2013 11:18 AM

            Good call. Bit in that article about f Scott's last meal there somewhat creepy. Looked on wiki and he lived a block or so away on laurel. Hope you had something besides manishevitz!

          2. wienermobile Sep 12, 2013 09:06 AM

            This artical talks about the Pico Kosher Deli, has anyone ever tried it?

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              maudies5 Sep 11, 2013 06:22 PM

              I loved that article. Thanks.

              1. JAB Sep 11, 2013 04:22 PM

                Thanks, what a mensch for sharing it.

                1. JeMange Sep 11, 2013 03:42 PM

                  Brent's got short shrift in your article. My favorite Jewish deli in LA.

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                    wienermobile Sep 11, 2013 04:19 PM

                    ....agree with you about Brent's. But Langer's wins on pastrami.

                    1. re: wienermobile
                      JeMange Sep 11, 2013 04:53 PM

                      As many have said, Langer's is a one trick pony but I haven't had a single bad item at Brent's.

                      1. re: JeMange
                        ns1 Sep 11, 2013 06:42 PM

                        That pony is a triple crown winner though.

                      2. re: wienermobile
                        granadafan Sep 15, 2013 12:56 PM

                        I find myself blessed to be in either deli on the rare occasions I get to go there. The locations are so apart from each other and not convenient to get to, that they're not really competing with each other. Brent's is smack in the middle of the Valley not really near the freeways and Langers is in a very sketchy area that doesn't have great hours. They both offer fantastic pastrami sandwiches with very good other menu items.

                    2. Veggo Sep 11, 2013 03:36 PM

                      I like fatty pastrami best with chopped liver...yum!

                      1. SIMIHOUND Sep 11, 2013 03:19 PM

                        Thanks for a good article.

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                          kevin Sep 11, 2013 03:16 PM

                          Georgey's sentiments agree with me.

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