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Unique Burger and Great Brisket Sandwich -- Victor's Deli

nosh | Feb 8, 2012 08:21 PM

Found the place and ordered the burger. Counterguy scooped a handful of lean ground beef from the case, shaped it into a thick disc, made an indentation in the middle, poured in some of the braising liquid from the brisket, and sealed it up. Placed it on a skillet with a metal weight, got a good sear on each side. Plusses: Very beefy, well-seasoned, very tasty burger. Great value at $3.98. Minuses: Cheese unmelted, bun disintegrated, condiments (romaine lettuce, tomato, onion, four long slices of pickle) made the sandwich very difficult to eat. I'd get it again but ordered medium-rare and without the add-ons.

Went back today and ordered the brisket sandwich. A very nice serving of well-trimmed brisket, thick-sliced, tender, and beefy. Served on a section of a baguette-type roll with a quarter of pickle and a cup of au jus. Delicious sandwich, great value at $6.95. Next time will ask not to trim off all of the fat.

No, this is not Victor Jr.'s, which is further south and east. This is off of National, east and south of Westwood past where it turns left (across from Hu's) and then as it curves east and south with the freeway on the left -- just past where National makes another left under the freeway (at Palms) where you go straight, next to the Bob's on the right. A real new find, and great addition to my lunch rotation.

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