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 Menu

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

chocolate shake

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.

Roosevelt Hotel

Martini for Simon, Blended marguerita for me

What a wonderful day.

More on Langers here:


7 Responses to “Langers”

  1. 1 mattatouille March 9, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Langer’s is truly one of my favorite places to eat in the world. After traveling through Asia for two months, the first place I ate when I came back was Langer’s. You can’t find good pastrami on that entire continent.

  2. 2 lizziee March 9, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    John dreams of Langers when we are in France, Spain and London.

  3. 3 Joel March 11, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    How does the pastrami compare to Katz’s?

  4. 6 twoguyswithanappetite March 12, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Number 19 is the reason to go to Langer’s. Been ordering that for at least 15 years. Scary . . . .

  5. 7 lizziee March 22, 2010 at 7:31 am

    John’s comment:
    similar, maybe a bit spicer, hand cut, medium thickness.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: