It’s almost hard to imagine that any sandwich could bear the hyperbolic title of “best sandwich in the world,” but the general consensus regarding the hot pastrami at Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant is just that – it truly is the greatest of its kind, not just in Los Angeles' Westlake District, but rivaling any other hot pastrami sandwiches on earth. What originally started as a 12-seat restaurant in 1947 by Al Langer, whose parents `immigrated to New Jersey from Russia in 1905, Langer’s is, quite simply, a Los Angeles institution. Now helmed by his son Norm, -- who started working at the restaurant in 1963 -- along with Norm’s wife and daughter, Langer’s bears the James Beard Foundation Award for locally owned and operated restaurants that have been in existence for at least ten years -- a milestone Langer’s has surpassed by decades. Located across the street from MacArthur Park, the Langer family has also been instrumental in the management and civic leadership of the district, which had become a locale for gangs and drugs in the early 90’s. Rightfully famous for the crispy crust of their rye bread (a signature that came to be during the 30’s when Al ran a deli in Palm Springs, re-baking bread that turned slightly stale in transit from Los Angeles) and their incredibly flavorful and lean meats, the deli sandwiches at Langer’s are perfection. The star of the menu is the #19 with hot pastrami, Swiss cheese, cole slaw, and Russian dressing; I find it hard to deviate from this well-established reigning classic of the deli world, and plan to continue savoring it for many years to come.
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