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"The hot pastrami sandwich served at Langer's Delicatessen in downtown Los Angeles is the finest hot pastrami sandwich in the world," Nora Ephron wrote in The New Yorker in 2002. Them's fighting words, and printed as they were in the away team's pages? Time to call up the troops — no matter that Ephron's statement was as true then as it is...
By this point, it is a matter of conventional wisdom: Langer's serves the best pastrami sandwich in America. No matter how many doubting New Yorkers you drag here, no matter how many Chowhound throwdowns between Langer's and Katz's there may be, the results are always the same: The thick, peppery, smoky slices of hand-sliced meat; the thickly cut seeded corn rye; and the dab of yellow...
Dear Mr. Gold:
I hope you are in good health. But if the end were near, which restaurant would you let cater your funeral? (Hopefully Chinese.)
—Richard Kurzer, L.A.
Dear Mr. Kurzer:
Preferably Chinese? My corpse isn't cold yet, and you're already dictating what will be served at the funeral? My living room is...
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