John – The Roving Reporter “posting”
Simon has descended on Los Angeles. He is the ultimate bon vivant, the most knowledgeable on anything meant to be eaten and one of the wittiest characters I know. We decided to go to the best deli in town–Langers in the McArthur Park Area, 7th and Alvarado…it has always been terrific.
I start salivating when I see the sign.
The must order – #19 – it has been my favorite since I started devouring it in 1971.
Chopped liver…not quite as good as Lizziees (My editorial comment is that I add more chopped up hard-boiled egg plus lots of chicken fat)
THE # 19 sandwich – Pastrami, Swiss Cheese, Coleslaw, Russian style dressing on unbelievably good rye bread
We decided to go to Musso and Frank after lunch on the subway.
Mural in the McArthur Park station
Unfortunately Musso and Frank was closed so we headed to the Roosevelt Hotel.
Martini for Simon, Blended marguerita for me
What a wonderful day.
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