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Sep 11, 2013 03:07 PM

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

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."

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  1. Georgey's sentiments agree with me.

    1. Thanks for a good article.

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

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

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          1. re: JeMange

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

            1. re: wienermobile

              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

                That pony is a triple crown winner though.

              2. re: wienermobile

                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. Thanks, what a mensch for sharing it.