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It’s January, and time to mark one of the deli industry’s great national holidays — National Pastrami Day, coming up Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant, the James Beard Award-winning historic Jewish deli in the heart of Los Angeles since 1947, and home of the Original #19 hot pastrami sandwich, is marking the occasion by welcoming its worldwide customer base to come and enjoy its wide range of pastrami sandwiches and dishes. Langer’s will be open on National Pastrami Day from 8AM-4PM Pacific time, at its historic location at 704 South Alvarado, Los Angeles, CA 90057.

“National Pastrami Day is something we enjoy,” said owner Norm Langer. “It’s really become a national phenomenon in the past few years, and all of us at Langer’s have a lot of fun with it.”

Founded by Norm’s parents Al and Jean Langer in 1947 with a twelve-seat location at 704 South Alvarado, Langer’s has grown into an internationally recognized destination dining experience for world travelers, thanks to the high marks given its classic Jewish pastrami recipes. Learn more about Langer’s Deli history by clicking here.

Some key facts about Langer’s hot pastrami:


  • Named “world’s best” by David Sax in 2010’s “Save The Deli” (Mariner Books)
  • Langer’s has served more than 6 MILLION pounds of pastrami since 1947
  • Langer’s pioneered the concept of double-baked rye bread, resulting in a warm interior and a crispy crust
  • Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant was honored by the prestigious James Beard Foundation in 2001 with its Bertolli America’s Classics Award.
  • Langer’s celebrated its 65th Anniversary in 2012 by serving free #19 hot pastrami sandwiches (our biggest seller, pictured above) to nearly 10,000 Los Angeles fans and residents

Get more facts here.

ALL PHOTO CREDITS: Image courtesy Langers Deli.