To start things off, here are some comments of the places I went to on a recent trip to Seattle and LA:
How Good Can Langer’s Pastrami Really Be?
When we landed in LA, the legendary Langer’s was the first place we drove to. On the way, I expressed a bit of skepticism. I really liked Brent’s sandwiches, so how much better could their sandwiches really be? The verdict? Yeah, the sandwich we got, the #19 which is a pastrami on rye with cole slaw, was better–significantly. I understand that Langer’s makes their own rye bread, and that was evident. I would say that the bread stood out and made the meal enjoyable as much, if not more than the actual pastrami. How often can you say that? I’m not sure what made it so good except to say that it tasted like freshly made bread. The crust also had that hard, fresh crust, almost as if it were just toasted. The sandwich was $20, and didn’t come with fries or anything but a couple of pickles on the side. Was it worth it? I’m not sure, but some people claim this is the best deli sandwich in the country, and I wouldn’t really dispute that.
(I’ll try to write more reviews later.)