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jessejames May 3, 2014 01:04 PM

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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    nosh RE: jessejames May 3, 2014 02:11 PM

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

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      jessejames RE: nosh May 3, 2014 02:18 PM

      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. JAB RE: jessejames May 3, 2014 02:12 PM

      Is that cheese?

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        jessejames RE: JAB May 3, 2014 02:23 PM

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

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          JAB RE: jessejames May 3, 2014 02:24 PM

          Paging Mr. Taster!

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            jessejames RE: JAB May 3, 2014 02:26 PM

            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.

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              JAB RE: jessejames May 3, 2014 02:31 PM

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

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                jessejames RE: JAB May 3, 2014 02:33 PM

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

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                  nosh RE: jessejames May 3, 2014 02:37 PM

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

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                    JAB RE: nosh May 3, 2014 02:38 PM

                    I love that stuff.

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                      jessejames RE: JAB May 3, 2014 02:42 PM

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

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                  cacio e pepe RE: JAB May 3, 2014 04:06 PM

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

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                    Sam D. RE: cacio e pepe May 4, 2014 01:49 PM

                    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. perk RE: jessejames May 3, 2014 03:20 PM

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

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            cacio e pepe RE: jessejames May 3, 2014 04:07 PM

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

            1. wienermobile RE: jessejames May 3, 2014 05:05 PM

              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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                cacio e pepe RE: wienermobile May 3, 2014 06:46 PM

                Big fan of *everything* at ink.sac.

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                  jessejames RE: wienermobile May 3, 2014 09:08 PM

                  What others did u try?

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                    wienermobile RE: jessejames May 3, 2014 09:26 PM

                    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

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                      jessejames RE: wienermobile May 3, 2014 09:27 PM

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

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                        A5 KOBE RE: wienermobile May 4, 2014 09:44 AM

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

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                          cacio e pepe RE: A5 KOBE May 4, 2014 09:46 AM

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

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                    Dirtywextraolives RE: jessejames May 3, 2014 05:41 PM

                    Thick or thinly sliced?

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                      wienermobile RE: Dirtywextraolives May 3, 2014 05:57 PM

                      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.

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                        BacoMan RE: wienermobile May 3, 2014 06:21 PM

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

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                          wienermobile RE: BacoMan May 3, 2014 06:25 PM

                          I am talking about ink.sack on melrose.

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                          Dirtywextraolives RE: wienermobile May 3, 2014 07:51 PM

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

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                            jessejames RE: Dirtywextraolives May 3, 2014 08:46 PM

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

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                              wienermobile RE: jessejames May 4, 2014 09:49 AM

                              Do you know if it's hand cut?

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                                jessejames RE: wienermobile May 4, 2014 09:52 AM

                                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.

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                        carter RE: jessejames May 4, 2014 09:33 AM

                        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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                          JAB RE: carter May 4, 2014 09:40 AM

                          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.

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                            cacio e pepe RE: JAB May 4, 2014 09:43 AM

                            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.

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                              Sam D. RE: JAB May 4, 2014 07:07 PM

                              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.

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                              jessejames RE: carter May 4, 2014 10:36 PM

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

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                                TonyC RE: carter May 5, 2014 12:42 PM

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

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                                  PommeDeGuerre RE: TonyC May 5, 2014 10:13 PM

                                  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.

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                                jessejames RE: jessejames May 5, 2014 12:28 PM

                                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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                                  chrishei RE: jessejames May 5, 2014 01:02 PM

                                  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.

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                                    jessejames RE: chrishei May 5, 2014 09:20 PM

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

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                                      chrishei RE: jessejames May 5, 2014 09:47 PM

                                      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."

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                                        jessejames RE: chrishei May 5, 2014 09:55 PM

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

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