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100 Favorite Dishes

66: Pastrami Reuben at Art's Delicatessen

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Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 1:00 PM
click to enlarge B. RODELL
  • B. Rodell

Leading up to this year's Best of L.A. issue (due out Oct. 4), we'll be counting down, in no particular order, 100 of our favorite dishes.

66: Pastrami Reuben at Art's Delicatessan.

The motto at Art's Deli in Studio City is "Every sandwich is a work of art." The deli, which has changed little since it opened in 1957, serves all the Jewish deli classics: creamy chopped liver, rich matzoh ball soup.

I'm not sure that every sandwich is a work of art, but the reuben certainly is. A reuben is one of those things that requires more than just the requisite ingredients -- it requires a little magic. There are plenty of reubens out there that don't have the right amalgamation of warmth and tang and smoosh. Art's has that magic in spades.

You can choose from pastrami, corned beef or turkey (or pay extra for the Super Reuben and get both pastrami and corned beef). I prefer the pastrami. The grilled rye is toasty and warm, the towering mass of pastrami juicy, the sauerkraut tangy, the Russian dressing creamy; it all adds up to an over-the-top, gloriously delicious mess of a sandwich. As a bonus, it comes with one of Art's fantastic, garlicky pickles.


Check out the rest of our 100 of our favorite dishes. Suggestion? Write us a comment.

100: Lukshon's Dan Dan Noodles

99: Cemita de Milanesa at Cemitas Poblanos Elviritas #1

98: Chichen Itza's Cochinita Pibil

97: Tsukemen at Tsujita L.A.

96: La Cevicheria's Bloody Clam Ceviche

95: Duck Shawarma at Momed

94: Peruvian Chicken at Pollo a la Brasa

93: Squash Blossom Quesadilla at Antojitos Carmen

92: Thai Boat Noodles at Pa-Ord

91: Baco Mercat's Bazole

90: Furikake Kettle Corn at A-Frame

89: Live Santa Barbara Spot Prawns at Providence

88: Fried Pig Tails at Night + Market

87: Egg Salad Sandwich at Euro Pane

86: Galbi Jjim at Soban

85: Truffle Honey-Laced Fried Chicken at Manhattan Beach Post

84: Mool Naeng Myun at Yu Chic Naeng Myun

83: Chicken Vampiro at Mexicali Taco & Co

82: Sooo Cali Dog at Dog Haus

81: White Anchovy, Tomato and Fresno Chile Pizza at Pizzeria Mozza

80: Shu Mai at Elite Restaurant

79: Tandoori Chicken at Al-Watan

78: Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding at The Hungry Cat

77: Agedashi Tofu at Izakaya Bincho

76: Pork Chop at Salt's Cure

75: Porcetto at Sotto

74: The Sea Urchin Tostada at La Guerrerense

73: Wood-Roasted English Peas at Tar & Roses

72: Persian Mulberries at Weiser Family Farms

71: Hunan-Style Preserved Pork with Tofu at Hunan Chilli King

70: Brisket Banh Mi at Gjelina Take Away

69: Yukhwe Bibimbap at Oo-Kook Korean BBQ

68: Lamb Pie at Beijing Pie House

67: Son of a Gun's Uni and Burrata


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