The Bet is On: LAPD Chief Beck vs. NYPD Commissioner Bratton Dodgers vs. Mets

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and New York Police Commissioner William J. Bratton have placed public bets with each other over the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets battle for the National League Championship Series (NCLS).

When the Dodgers win NCLS, Commissioner Bratton will buy lunch for Chief Beck at Katz’s Deli in New York. If the Mets were to win, Chief Beck would buy lunch for Commissioner Bratton at Langer’s Deli in Los Angeles. “As with our Kings-Rangers Stanley Cup bet in 2014 when the Kings won, it’s too bad that Commissioner Bratton will not be able to enjoy his favorite Los Angeles Deli,” said Chief Beck.

At stake are the bragging rights over which city’s baseball team is better, not which city has the better pastrami. That question was settled when Commissioner Bratton told Patt Morrison that he would try to get Langer’s sandwiches delivered in NYC.


Thrillist: The LA Sandwich Bucket List

What an incredible collection of Southland sandwiches, ranging from Italian to Vietnamese and yes, even classic Jewish deli pastrami. We are thrilled and honored to be a part of Thrillist’s “LA Sandwich Bucket List.” How many have you tried?

Like The Godmother at Bay Cities, you need to have Langer’s pastrami sandwich with Swiss cheese, Russian dressing, and cole slaw before you’re really even allowed to call yourself an Angeleno. It’s not just the best pastrami sandwich in LA, it’s the best in the country. (Pro tip: it’s even better without all the stuff on it. Trust us.)

Click here for the complete article. Thank you, Thrillist! – The Langers


Marc Firestone: Top US Jewish Delis

We’re grateful to Marc Firestone for including us alongside so many deli greats in his new “Top US Jewish Delis” list! How many have you visited outside of LA?

Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant (Los Angeles, CA): Opened by Russian immigrants who relocated to Los Angeles from New York, Langer’s has since become an LA institution.  It’s best known for its #19 sandwich, made with hot pastrami, coleslaw, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing, all on hot double-baked rye bread.

Thank you, Marc! – The Langers


Amazing Yelp Review from Lisa M. of Arcadia

We love our Yelp reviews! We read each one and try to respond when someone has had an issue with us, because we want to achieve 100% satisfaction, or as close to it as we can come.

Every once and a while a Yelp review is published by someone who really enjoyed their visit. This time it’s from Lisa M. of Arcadia, who penned just a wonderful review. Check it out, and thank you, Lisa M.! We hope to meet you on a future visit to Langer’s Delicatessen!


OMG! This was the first time both my hubby and I had experienced Langers, and I do not know where we have been for the last 50 years. The pastrami was beyond amazing, the apple pie and cheesecake perfect. Read any of the 5 star reviews for more food info, because I really want to focus on the experience. I’m NOT a city girl, and avoid LA as a rule.  Langers is smack dab in the center of LA, but they have their own parking lot where your parking is validated for 90 minutes, unheard of in LA. The parking attendants were polite, personable, and professional, making me feel very safe.  We crossed the over and walked the short block to the restaurant. The line was long and we were not sure we would wait. We got in line and an employee came out offering cold bottles of water to everyone, then took our name and number in our party. We were called within 10 minutes. The 1927 restaurant is impeccably clean and maintained.  Our waiter, Tony, was with us quickly, explained the menu, made recommendations, and was polite and so nice!  We both had the #19, which is their classic pastrami on rye with coleslaw. My hubby has their homemade cream soda, fantastic.  We could have easily split the sandwich and been full, but it was so good we both ate every bite, and the pickle! Our beverages remained full, and Tony was the perfect level of attentiveness.  When we were done with dessert (stuffed!) and went to the counter to pay the check, all three of the ladies who were in the front were friendly, efficient and sweet.  We left and crossed the street and I remembered that I didn’t have my parking receipt validated. We went back and I apologized for forgetting, her response was a lovely smile and she said she should have reminded me!  I have not had this level of service and efficiency in an establishment ANYWHERE in years.  When we retrieved our car, the attendant was so friendly, we really felt welcome throughout the entire experience.  I must add, from the time we drove in until we left, the restaurant was packed, busier than busy. I did not see one employee frowning, short tempered, harried, or complaining, unheard of in the last number of years. The food is epic, but the staff and service…deserving of Michelin stars.  Well done, Langers!


Vacation Ideas Magazine: 22 Must-Try Lunch & Dinner Spots in Los Angeles

Vacation Idea Magazine has featured Langer’s Deli as part of their “22 Must-Try Lunch & Dinner Spots in Los Angeles” article.

Langer’s Deli is an old-time favorite, where they specialize in hot pastrami sandwiches. Their pastrami is a select cut of beef that’s been sugar-cured, seasoned as corned beef, and then slowly smoked for tenderness and flavor, before being spiced. They have a variety of hot pastrami and non-pastrami sandwiches, as well as other dishes like Grilled Liver and Onions, Langer’s Beef Stew, and the Alvarado Omelette.

How many of these fine establishments have you tried? There are some great names on there, including ones that don’t normally make lists like this. Check it out!


Langer’s Open Until 7PM Saturday, Aug. 22 Marking “Spheres of MacArthur Park”

Langer’s Delicatessen will remain open until 7PM Saturday evening, August 22, 2015, to mark the grand opening of the public art exhibit “Spheres of MacArthur Park” by Portraits of Hope.

We hope everyone interested in this unique and community-centered public art display will come by MacArthur Park to enjoy the spectacle and beauty, and possibly stop by Langer’s as well. We open Saturday at 8AM and will close at 7PM. Parking is available at 7th and Westlake, and we are just steps away from the Red/Purple Line’s MacArthur Park / Westlake Station.

Langers-1-700x350 Langer’s Deli Review

Our new friend and prominent food blogger Mallory Carra just published an extensive review of items from our menu. Mallory participated in a recent food shoot by Eric Shin and TN of, a pre-launch food site that we will be telling you more about soon.

In the meantime, enjoy Mallory’s coverage here. For example, here’s her take on our famous #19:

The myth, the legend, the sandwich. This is a must-try for pastrami lovers and, if pastrami isn’t your thing, well, get ready to fall in love because the No. 19 will make you fall in love with the best meat in town. Perfectly balanced. Delicious coleslaw. Glorious full-flavored pastrami. Are you getting hungry? Because I sure am. Once you have this sandwich, you’ll want it again and again.

Read the complete article here. Thank you, Mallory, Eric and TN! – The Langers