Pastrami, Glorious Pastrami


#361

Reads like a Trump tweet.

Way to go moderator.


#362

Last 5, maybe 6, years or so


#363

Old School…


#364

Finally tried Brent’s Black Pastrami sandwich today. Yowza. Yum.

The friends who met me there said the only possible better pastrami in LA? Langers!


#365

Have either of you tried Wexler’s? I haven’t eaten at Brent’s a lot, but I vaguely recall enjoying Wexler’s more (but haven’t done a back to back comparison).


#366

I like Wexler’s pastrami, it’s good and cut very thick but i am not a fan of their rye, it’s on the dry side and served cold. It works much better on their McArthur Park Sandwich (their version of a Langer’s #19)


#367

I did a bang bang comparison with Wexler’s and Langer’s awhile back, but it was hardly necessary.

Wexler’s is quite good. Langer’s, however, is on a completely separate plane. The platonic ideal of pastrami is jealous of Langer’s pastrami.

So despite Wexler’s being excellent, it’s not even close.

Then we start talking about the bread . . . things start to get embarrassing for Wexler’s.


#368

Have you tried Brent’s for comparison? :wink:

@wienermobile: I normally get the MacArthur Park, so perhaps that’s why I’ve not noticed such a disparity, in that regard. :wink: I am indeed one of the people who does not think that the #19 is gilding the lily… :wink:


#369

Many years ago. My sense memory was that it was totally awesome, but I preferred Langer’s. The main issue is that Brent’s is to hell and gone from me. I don’t mind the drive for food, but I need there to be something else to make it worthwhile. Especially if the food places second.

But if I lived by Brent’s I would be so very happy to have that pastrami more often.

As for Brent’s v Wexler’s . . . I’d have to try those again closer in time to one another to know which I prefer. Both very good though.

And I do not judge anyone’s food choices. You like the #19 then there isn’t a damn thing wrong with that! :smiley:


#370

The answer is the reuben. The reuben @ Brent’s is far, far, far superior to the “reuben” they have at Langers. For straight pastrami though, Langer’s wins by a huge margin.


#371

How close in driving minutes is the Vietnamese place (Bale Valley) from Brent’s, if you know.

That could be a thing. Reuben for lunch, and then some Cornish game hen and soup for dinner.

(I could google this but I’m really lazy)


#372

10-15 minutes. Definitely bang bang’able.


#373

Brent’s Black Pastrami Rueben (bottom photo) is wonderful, truly a treat. But Langer’s is still king. (Langer’s #44 top)


#374

Totally agree with @wienermobile, @frommtron @Ns1. :slight_smile:

Yah, Brent’s Reuben is their standout and delicious, but for a classic Pastrami Sandwich, it’s Langer’s for sure. :slight_smile:


#375

I’ll jump in and say the hubster has only had the black pastrami rueben. He’s NOT a big pastrami fan, doesn’t eat it when we are out, but our friends were adamant so, he tried it. He’s already planning it for his second visit!

One day I might take him to Langer’s for a comparison but with Brent’s we get pastrami AND friends, so it’s hard to say no to that.

On a separate note, I had the mini blintzes at Brent’s and - yum. Best ones I’ve had in a restaurant.


#376

Break it down, I was there today and it was not that much for 2 #19, fries and 2 ice teas.


#377

my back of the hand math tells me with 18% tip your meal was about $50. I exaggerated a few bucks. Guess you busted me :wink:


#378

Lol yes it was, actually more because she bought a 1/2 lb of corned beef at $15. I just did not think it was that much. Lol, not trying to bust anyone. Try the pastrami Po boy at Orleans and you, different but very good. Have a good night


#379

OK I have had Brent’s many times. But in my 30 years I have never been to Langer’s. The drive and parking has always discouraged me because frankly… I am lazy. I admit, I need to get past this and get there.

Looking at the photos, The Brent’s looks more appealing to me. What about the Langer’s rueben makes it better?


#381

Parking at Langer’s actually very easy – Lot that validates is one block east, across the street on N/E corner.