To celebrate its 65th anniversary, Langer's Deli will be giving out free sandwiches next weekend, June 15th and 16th, at Macarthur Park. The iconic deli will be handing out their popular #19 sandwiches - that's juicy pastrami, swiss cheese, russian dressing and cole slaw - for FREE.
Off-Ramp's Jerry Gorin went down to Langer's during a lunch rush this week to talk to people about what makes Langer's so special and what keeps them coming back after all these years. Here's what some hungry patrons had to say:
"I've been coming here for about 2 years. We work in downtown and try to come down twice a week. We only come for the pastrami."
"I've been coming here for 25 years. I think it's a classic!"
"I live in London, and I specifically asked on this visit to have a reuben sandwich, so where's the best place? And I was told this is the best pastrami."
"I've been coming to Langer's about twice a week for about 10 years. It's the culture of Los Angeles!"
"Probably the best pastrami sandwich I've ever had."
We wish we had counted how many times the word "pastrami" came up; people were talking about it as though it were gold. In fact, we hope next weekend's pastrami giveaway will be well patrolled, because things might get out of hand really fast.