Matt Mitchell's new LA-centric portal DigLounge.net has an interesting head-on comparison between Katz's Delicatessen of New York and Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant of Los Angeles. It's an even-handed approach that takes on all elements of the dining experience: location and transit, environment, dining experience, and of course, food quality.
The competition: pastrami sandwiches. Matt had seen Rob Eshman's report from the Jewish Journal on David Sax's new book "Save The Deli," and felt compelled to take on David's assertion that LA is the new premiere deli town.
The result? We're pleased to announce that Matt's final decision was - Langer's hot pastrami. Thanks, Matt - we'll see you again soon for another sandwich, we hope!
While it’s a very close race, and Katz’s may win for locale and hours, but I lean towards Langer’s for it’s thin sliced, delectable, melt in your mouth pastrami.