Langer’s in Los Angeles Magazine

Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant was privileged to be a part of the “Sweet 16” in Los Angeles Magazine’s “64 Greatest Things about LA” promotion (click here for more info). But we were surprised to see in the June issue (on newsstands now – buy a copy!) a short discussion of our spirited participation in the promotion:

Norm Langer, owner of the classic MacArthur park delicatessen that bears his family’s name, told us that his goal had been to make the Sweet 16. If he found himself up against Grauman’s, he knew that he was going to have to “pull a rabbit out of the hat” to win that battle. Langer put up posters about the competition in the deli’s window, and he handed flyers to every patron who walked in the door. “My husband and I had our first date here and go back each year for our anniversary,” wrote in one voter. “Simply fantastic.” In the end, Langer was right: Pickles or no pickles, Grauman’s was too formidable a competitor. Probably because, as another voter put it, “Grauman’s Chiense Theater is a household name in most civilized countries around the world. Need I say more!?”

Thank you again, Los Angeles Magazine and everyone who voted for Langer’s in the promotion!

Mayor Riordan on Langer’s in the LA Times

Former Los Angeles mayor and restaurant owner Richard Riordan gave an interview published in the LA Times today in which he is quoted as possibly assembling a landmark restaurant consortium – possibly to include Langer’s? Well, you decide:

…He’s played with the idea of putting together a group of landmark Los Angeles restaurants for a special co-operative marketing push. Besides the Pantry, he’d include Philippe, Musso and Frank, the Apple Pan, Pacific Dining Car and maybe Nate’n Al, “but their food is terrible. I guess I’d probably pick Langer’s before Nate’n Al’s.”

Thanks, Mr. Mayor! (We think!)

Langer’s Square Unveiling

Enjoy this short clip documenting the unveiling and dedication of the Langer’s Square signs at the 7th and Alvarado intersection in Los Angeles, in honor of our founder, Al Langer. The event took place January 24, 2008.

Thank you, Los Angeles!

Thanks to all our friends and customers who voted for us in the LA Magazine “64 Greatest Things in LA” competition.

We made it to the Sweet 16! We won two rounds and we’re VERY grateful to everyone who took the time to vote for us.