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LATimes.com: L.A.’s Best New York Style Delis

From a true Friend of Langer’s Elina Shatkin comes this cool list of “LA’s best New York-style delis” list from LATimes.com – here are the top 5:

1.Langer’s Deli
2. Brent’s Deli Northridge
3. Brent’s Delicatessen & Restaurant
4. Junior’s
5. Factor’s Famous Deli

Click through for Elina’s complete list at LATimes.com

LA Weekly Food Blog: Top 10 Life-Changing Restaurants

The Los Angeles Weekly’s Food Blog recently covered Food & Wine’s Top 10 Life-Changing Restaurants (we didn’t make that list) – but we were graciously included in the LAW’s LA-centric Top 10 Life-Changing Restaurant list before throwing it open to the floor (or in other words, the comments section).

F&W’s Top 10? ElBulli, The Fat Duck, Pierre Gagnaire, The French Laundry, Nihonryori Ryugin in Tokyo, Dan Barber’s Blue Hill, Mugaritz in Spain’s Basque country, Noma in Copenhagen, Italy’s Combal.Zero, and Tokyo’s Aronia de Takazawa. Lovely. So as many of us will never see the inside of most if not all of those places, how about the Top 10 Life-Changing Restaurants here in L.A.? Jitlada, Pizzeria Mozza, Urasawa, Golden Deli, Providence, Langer’s… Of course “life-changing” is a relative term. My cassoulet, your Korean BBQ. What goes on your list?

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LAist: Eating on the Purple Line

LAist.com published a new entry in their “Recession Obsession” low-cost eating series, this time focusing on options along the Metro’s Purple Line (the subway service between downtown and Koreatown that overlays portions of the Red Line):

Westlake / MacArthur Park

  • Mama’s Tamales reminds us that the tamale is art, and art is love.
  • Langer’s may not be as cheap as, perhaps, all of its neighbors, but history is delicious with their legendary deli menu.

Click here to read the complete article at LAist.com

LA Weekly: Langer’s Makes Gold’s 99 Essential LA Restaurants List

Langer’s is proud to announce our inclusion in Jonathan Gold’s “99 Essential LA Restaurants” list for 2009, now appearing here in the current issue of the LA Weekly (pick it up!). Here’s a sampling of Jonathan’s very kind words for our pastrami:

The late Al Langer was among the last of the great deli men, a guy who could talk to you about sandwiches until your ears fell off but more importantly, knew the contours of a pastrami the way a great sushi chef does a side of tuna. In the course of the half-block walk from the Alvarado Blue Line station to his delicatessen, you smell the food from a half-dozen Central American countries, pass within sight of Mexican street murals, and are offered the opportunity to buy a counterfeit green card. Within the deli itself, run by his son Norm, you may wait for a table with customers speaking every language but Yiddish.

Bite into a Langer’s pastrami sandwich: thick slices of hand-sliced beef, glistening with peppery fat, as dense and as smoky as Texas barbecue; thickly cut seeded corn rye, hot, crisp-crusted and soft inside, with a slightly sour tang that helps tame the richness of the meat; a dab of yellow mustard, as important to the whole as a sushi master’s wasabi, and you’ll know the inescapable fact: Langer’s serves the best pastrami sandwich in America.

Click here to read the complete article in the LA Weekly

LA Weekly’s Jonathan Gold: Langer’s one of 99 Essential LA Restaurants

The LA Weekly’s famed food critic Jonathan Gold has named Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant one of LA’s 99 Essential Restaurants:

…bite into a Langer’s pastrami sandwich: thick slices of hand-sliced meat, glistening with peppery fat, as dense and as smoky as Texas barbecue; thick-cut seeded corn rye, hot, crisp-crusted and soft inside, with a slightly sour tang that helps tame the richness of the meat; a dab of yellow mustard as important to the whole as a sushi master’s wasabi. The fact is inescapable: Langer’s serves the best pastrami sandwich in America…

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Thank you, LA Weekly and thank you, Jonathan!

Los Angeles Magazine names Langer’s 2009 Best of LA

Langer’s is proud to announce we have been selected by Los Angeles Magazines as part of their 2009 Best of LA for “cheap eats.” Thank you, LA Magazine! Click here to read the story on their website.

Langer’s Wins #1 Deli in CityBest Competition!

Thanks to you, our loyal customers and fans, Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant has been selected TOP DELI in LOS ANGELES!

Voters selected their favorite delis from a wide selection around the Southland; here’s how the final tally came out:

  1. Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant
  2. Brent’s Delicatessen & Restaurant
  3. Canter’s Fairfax
  4. Nate-n-Al’s Restaurant
  5. Art’s Deli
  6. Label Table
  7. Greenblatt’s Restaurant
  8. Fromin’s Restaurant

Thank you, Los Angeles! We are honored by your selection and thank you for your support.

See you soon at Langer’s!