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“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.

              1. I loved that article. Thanks.

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

                  1. 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

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

                      Shana tova. :)

                      1. re: wienermobile

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

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                        1. re: mtlcowgirl

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

                          1. re: wienermobile

                            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

                              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.

                          2. re: mtlcowgirl

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