MacArthur Park: My New Favorite Pastrami Combo at Langer’s
The #19 is the most famous Langer’s sandwich. It is pastrami, cole slaw, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing. I started ordering the #1 which is all of that minus the cheese. However, whenever I’m not at Langer’s and want pastrami, I usually get something more like a Reuben with sauerkraut.
I decided to get the #44 (pastrami, sauerkraut, cheese) and you know what? It’s now my new favorite. The tartness of the sauerkraut went so well with the lovely meaty pastrami and balanced out by the cheese. Of course, our server did bring me a side of Russian dressing and said some people liked dipping their sandwich that way. Ah, great idea.
We started our meals with a couple of soups- cabbage, the chicken noodle and matzoh ball. One of these days, I might try their chicken in a pot but that would mean I wouldn’t get pastrami. I can’t fathom going to Langer’s and not get pastrami.
Some people can though. I have no words other than yes, get the grilled cheese if you can somehow manage not to eat that beautiful pastrami. Despite what some people will tell you, I didn’t have the roast beef. I have to get the pastrami and roast beef (#54) just to test the waters next time.
Some great art in the neighborhood!
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Somebody needs to do a roundup of the best Pastrami in Los Angeles….LOVE Langer’s…but Greenblatt’s…I dunno….a close second…?
I haven’t tried Greenblatt’s food. Hm, pastrami round up. I did a pastrami crawl a while back that started and ended at Langer’s. We meant to go to other places. It just didn’t pan out. Some continued on to Canter’s. I applaud them. I still haven’t eaten there.
Langer’s if simply THE BEST when it comes to pastrami on double baked rye. The secret is not only the cooking but the slicing of the meat-thick and cut on the bias. I speak from a point of knowledge as I was raised by parents in the deli business. We have good delis in L.A. but ONLY one great one-LANGERS!
I’ll all for participating in a pastrami roundup, Julie: a roundup of Langer’s pastrami variations, inspired by the minty’s killer post.
Love the mural…neoclassical in super size.
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