Happy New Year hounds!
Well, asked a simple question a few week's ago about Art's (http://www.chowhound.com/topics/350659) and next thing y'know rekindled the whole NY Jewish style deli debate. NY style delis arguably seem to engender as many diverse opinions among hounds as pizza and BBQ, with every deli mentioned having its admirers, yawners (even The Revered Langer's, mon dieu!) and haters.
With the Art's thread getting a bit long in the tooth, let me restart and reframe the question, namely: Aside from downtown & Langer's, and driving distance aside, what's your favorite Jewish style deli(s) in greater LA, and why?
Incidentally, we're sort of partial to Nate & Al's & Brent's (only been there a few times), but aside from Langer's pastrami IOHO the search for the holy grail of NY deli in LA remains unfulfilled. But fellow hounds, would it be remotely possible to reach some consensus on those worth a visit?