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Langer's--As good as it used to be?


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Langer's--As good as it used to be?

Wolfgang | Jan 4, 2008 11:18 AM

I've had Langer's 4 times over the past 6 weeks or so. I order the same thing everytime and have been ordering the same thing since I kicked the #19 habit about 2 years ago. Pastrami on rye. I put a little mustard on it myself but always take a bite or two without.
These sandwiches have all been curbside take-out, same as I've been doing for the last few years.
The pastrami isn't what it used to be or I remember it being. It used to be achingly tender and juicy and bursting with flavour. It was impossible to eat without fingers getting covered in pastrami juices/grease. The meat is still as tender as ever but the moisture is not what it used to be and the flavour isn't as deep. I find myself looking for coleslaw or something to wet the sandwich. This wasn't ever a concern before this past run of sandwiches.
It's still a great sandwich and something that I look forward to but I no longer find myself thinking, as I'm eating, about how it'll be too long before I get to have one of these again.

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