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First time at Langers Deli

SIMIHOUND | Sep 25, 201308:48 PM

My wife and I finally made it to Langers today. We got there at 2:15 and it was 3/4 full with plenty of tables available. I ordered a #1 pastrami skyhigh (no cheese) and decided to try the kishka as well. My wife attempted to order a patty melt (she wouldn't listen to me-I told her to get pastrami or corned beef) but when she ordered the waitress said " don't wanna order that, don't eat thaaat. Are you new here? Order something with pastrami or corned beef." At that point I knew I was in the right place. The wife then changed her order to a pastrami reuben. The sandwiches came, both on large size bread, large enough to be surprising. The crust on the rye was a baked medium brown, chewy, crusty slice of deliciousness. Who bakes their bread? As far as the meat itself there was far less salt in it which tasted just fine and didn’t give me salt hangover like I usually get later on in the day. Because I had less salt I could really taste the flavor of the meat. The meat was also sliced a bit thicker than I have had at Brent’s. The cole slaw threw me off a bit because I am used to sweet slaw after having that for many years at Brent's but it was still solid. The kishka was not to my liking. It was salty and the flavor was somewhat different than I have had before. My wife’s reuben was very good but I will stick with Brent’s for that sandwich. You cannot beat a black pasrami reuben at Brent's. The sauerkraut at Langer's was a bit too sour but again still pretty solid. I loved being in the city with the people, all sorts of people. The vibe I get at Brent's is at at times snooty. I have seen many of the servers actually run to collect their tips often ignoring food sitting waiting to be served. Langer's was the real deal down to earth vibe and I loved it.

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