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Why does Canter's stink so badly?


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Why does Canter's stink so badly?

Mr. Taster | Jul 8, 2004 12:18 PM

Hi Hounds--

I'm moving to a new apartment around the corner from Canters, and the idea of having a 24-7 Jewish deli accessible to me is heaven.

I really want to like Canters. Everyone else does, it seems... but the few times I've been there, I have been very unimpressed-- watery matzo ball soup, unexceptional and expensive pastrami sandwiches. One time I asked the waiter for kasha varshishkes and he said to me "you don't want to order that".

Has Canter's reputation as a hipster hotspot diluted its chow standing? (i.e. people will go there no matter how crappy it is, because of the neighborhood and 24 hour thing)

I will admit that the items I've had from their bakery are not bad (like the challah) and they slick a mean Hebrew National salami.

Any imput (i.e. exceptional menu items, or insight into how a Jewish deli in the heart of LA's Jewish district has declined to such depths) would be most appreciated.


Mr. Taster

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