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Langer's Deli food is half-off to celebrate 70 years

File: Norm Langer in front of the Marinus Welman's painting of Langer's Deli. Norm's father appears in the far left and Norm himself makes an appearance toward the top right.
File: Norm Langer in front of the Marinus Welman's painting of Langer's Deli. Norm's father appears in the far left and Norm himself makes an appearance toward the top right.
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Langer's Deli, just west of downtown Los Angeles, is celebrating 70 years of serving up its famous pastrami sandwiches to hungry Angelenos, and to mark the occasion, all food is half-off Saturday when you dine in. 

"It gives us a chance to give back to the community and the city of Los Angeles and all our patrons over the years, something that we want to share," said Norm Langer, the deli's owner. 

The deal runs until 4 p.m. this afternoon.

Norm's father, Al, moved to Los Angeles in the 1930s. The first Langer's in 1947 could only seat 12 people. He eventually set up shop at the deli's current location at Alvarado and 7th Street.

It now seats 135.