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Langer's: 99 Essential Restaurants 2013

Langer's: 99 Essential Restaurants 2013
PHOTO BY ANNE FISHBEIN

"The hot pastrami sandwich served at Langer's Delicatessen in downtown Los Angeles is the finest hot pastrami sandwich in the world," Nora Ephron wrote in The New Yorker in 2002. Them's fighting words, and printed as they were in the away team's pages? Time to call up the troops — no matter that Ephron's statement was as true then as it is now. Langer's, of course, is more than just a house of pastrami. The neighborhood demographics may have changed since the deli's founding in 1947, but it still feels like a throwback: There's that long, front counter and those worn booths, and you can still order things like kishka and gravy here. Likely, though, you'll order your pastrami on rye and then, and only then, glance at the menu and wonder about that kishka. Maybe next time. 704 S. Alvarado St., Westlake; (213) 483-8050, langersdeli.com. Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Entrees $10-$20. Beer and wine.

 

Besha Rodell's Introduction

Anne Fishbein's Photography

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The 99 Essential Restaurants List:

A-Frame
Alma
Angelini Osteria
Animal
Attari Sandwich Shop
Bäco Mercat
Bar Amá
The Bazaar
Bestia
BierBeisl
Bludso's
Cacao Mexicatessen
Canelé
La Casita Mexicana
Cemitas Poblanas Elviritas
Chichen Itza
Chung King
Cole's
Coni'Seafood
Cube Cafe & Marketplace
Din Tai Fung
Eva
Father's Office
Fred 62
Gjelina
Golden Deli
Go's Mart
Il Grano
Guelaguetza
Guisados
Hatfield's
Ha Tien Quan
Hawkins House of Burgers
Hayat's Kitchen
El Huarache Azteca
Huckleberry
The Hungry Cat
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Jar
Jitlada
JTYH Heavy Noodle II
Kang Ho Dong Baekjong
Kiriko
Kiyokawa
Kogi Truck
Krua Siri
L&E Oyster Bar
Langer's
Little Dom's
Lucques
Ludo Truck
Lukshon
Mariscos Jalisco
Matsuhisa
Meals by Genet
Mélisse
Milo and Olive
Mo-Chica
Musso & Frank
Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa
Nickel Diner
Night + Market
Oinkster
Osteria Mozza
Pann's
Pa-Ord Noodle
El Parian
Park's BBQ
Philippe the Original
Picca
Pink's
Pizzeria Mozza
Playa
Pollo a la Brasa
Providence
R&R Soul Food
Ración
Red Medicine
Ricky's Fish Tacos
Rivera
Rocio's Moles de los Dioses
Salt's Cure
Sapp Coffee Shop
Savoy Kitchen
Sea Harbour
Shanghai No. 1 Village Seafood
Soban
Son of a Gun
Sotto
Spago
The Spice Table
Superba Snack Bar
Tacos Leo
The Tasting Kitchen
Tavern
Tsujita LA
Vincenti Ristorante
Wurstküche
Zam Zam Market

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Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant

704 S. Alvarado St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057

213-483-8050

www.langersdeli.com


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