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Not langers. Not wexlers. Good ole greenblatts. Crunchy crust. Ample juicy and tasty pastrami. Courteous deli. 12.95 comes with side. 2.50 extra for over stuffed.

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  1. Is that the regular or overstuffed? Is the pastrami cut thick? Did they include pickle wedges?

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    1. re: nosh

      Overstuffed. Half shown.
      It isn't sliced as thick as langers but about 2x most places. I didn't specify anything in particular. Yes on pickle wedges. Bout an hour after I finished it both halves still enjoying the pastrami spice flavor. Give it a shot you won't get hurt.

    2. Is that cheese?

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      1. re: JAB

        Oh yes. Swiss. I like horseradish, Swiss and throw cold kraut into some of it. Pastrami au naturale won't be missing anything tho.

        1. re: jessejames

          Paging Mr. Taster!

          1. re: JAB

            Mustard is for pussies. Try horseradish. No really just do what u like cuz if you have top pastrami it's going to be just fine.

            1. re: jessejames

              I can see that. Wexler's mustard may have had a touch of horseradish. It seemed stronger than Guldens.

              1. re: JAB

                I will look forward to trying wexlers when I'm downtown.

                1. re: jessejames

                  Isn't the hot mustard at Phillippes spiked with a lot of horseradish?

                  1. re: nosh

                    I love that stuff.

                    1. re: JAB

                      There's a brand called beaver which does mustards and some w horseradish and just horseradish too. Some spots have it if u ask.

                2. re: JAB

                  Fresh mustard is plenty spicy. It mellows big time as it ages. No horseradish necessary if you've got fresh, high-quality mustard.

                  1. re: cacio e pepe

                    That's right, no horseradish in hot mustard like Phillippe's.

                    I was taught how to make it by the late Steve Fink who was the owner of the Pasadena Sandwich Company. His version was a close replica of Philippe's and it was made primarily from 2 ingredients - dry mustard powder and stale beer.

        2. And you can get a terrific glass of wine to pair with it!

          1. I like Greenblatt's. I love Langer's. Both are more than worthy of my money.

            1. I just had the Pastrami sandwich at ink.sack today for the first time and it's really a good sandwich. Smokey and peppery and it's small but only $7.

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              1. re: wienermobile

                Big fan of *everything* at ink.sac.

                1. re: wienermobile

                  What others did u try?

                  1. re: jessejames

                    Cold Fried Chicken. The Jose Andres, Graviax, and Pastrami. All really good.
                    Next time I'll try the Reuben, Corned Beef and egg, Turkey melt and the Chorizo-egg-cheese

                    1. re: wienermobile

                      Yum. I've had some of those. Good work!

                      1. re: wienermobile

                        Don't forget about the banh mi, it was my one of my favorites.

                        1. re: A5 KOBE

                          And unlike the Mendocino Farms iteration, the ink.sac version is firmly rooted in the traditional bahn mi.

                  2. Thick or thinly sliced?

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                    1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                      Not thin like the Hat or thick like Langer's, but some where in the middle. Really nice flavor and a generous serving of meat too. They are also now open till 8pm daily. A great stop for Hollywood Bowl picnics.

                      1. re: wienermobile

                        Till 8 PM? They used to be open until 2 AM...

                        1. re: BacoMan

                          I am talking about ink.sack on melrose.

                        2. re: wienermobile

                          Thanks, wm, I was actually asking the OP about greenblatts.....

                          1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                            Not as thick as langers but still thick maybe 1/4 inch plus.

                            1. re: jessejames

                              Do you know if it's hand cut?

                              1. re: wienermobile

                                Think slicer.
                                Slicer or hand cut the meat is every bit as good if not better than langers. The bread nice crust but a notch below langers. Still soft in middle quite good.

                      2. They make a very good one at the Oinkster on Vine Street just north of Melrose, in addition to the original version in Eagle Rock. $9.50 or with red cabbage slaw, carmelized onions & gruyere cheese, $10.50.
                        Cured for 2 weeks, recipe created through learning from Norm Langer, with series of sauces available per your desire.
                        It comes on a bun, not rye bread, however.

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                        1. re: carter

                          Oinkster's pastrami was a huge disappointment for me. More in line with The Hat style than Langer's. Even then, I'd prefer The Hat.

                          1. re: JAB

                            I was about to comment something similar. I did a Langer's followed by Oinkster taste test one day due to the lineage of pastrami knowledge.

                            I was disappointed, but that was due to expectations. The Oinkster is definitely offering Goy-strami. Nothing wrong with that. Just not m cup o' tea.

                            1. re: JAB

                              Sadly, I would have to agree with you about Oinkster's pastrami. The one time I tried it at the ER location all the meat was shredded into micro pieces and it was totally devoid of flavor.

                            2. re: carter

                              Try the pastrami double dip at Johnny's on Adams.

                              1. re: carter

                                oinkster's pastrami (ditto to its burger) is barely edible. Implying this product is somehow related to Langer's is totally meshuga.

                                1. re: TonyC

                                  Like it or not, it is related to Langer's. Guerrero learned how to make it there. You can argue that you don't like where he went with it, but that doesn't change its origins.

                              2. Here's one from Labels deli recently. Pretty good for 8.50. Hot juicy, somewhat fatty, but neither meat nor bread in same league as langers or greenblatts. I think that is evident from the picture. Still, an enjoyable sandwich and Bruce is a terrific deli man -- as many pickles, side kraut whatever no extra charge...

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                                1. re: jessejames

                                  I think Labels Table is a great value deli sandwich. Kinda miss it now that I'm not working in Century City. Definitely miss the big bag of pickles at no extra charge, and the giant container of matzo ball soup as well.

                                  1. re: chrishei

                                    Time to catch up on your subway trips to langers now that ur downtown.

                                    1. re: jessejames

                                      My coworker to me last week, while I was eating my Ugly Drum pastrami sandwich: "so I see that you're a foodie, we should go to this place called Langer's. Their pastrami sandwich is very good."

                                      1. re: chrishei

                                        Sounds good! Better than boxed salad at trimania or shit like that!