The best sandwich in LA
In 1947, 64 years ago, Al Langer opened a small delicatessen on the corner of Alvarado and Seventh. It had just 12 seats. Over the years LANGER’S grew and prospered. Today, at the same location, the restaurant has 135 seats. Nevertheless, there’s usually a long line outside at lunch time. What’s the draw? The food is wonderful – soups, salads, sandwiches, blintzes – but the star of the show is No. 19, the definitive LANGER’S sandwich. It starts with the freshest rye bread – moist inside and crusty on the outside. Then comes Russian dressing, a slice of swiss cheese, handmade cole slaw, and the best pastrami in the world. This moist and lean steaming meat is a revelation. Put it all together and you have LA’s best sandwich – maybe the world’s best. LANGER’S – a Los Angeles institution.