There's Going To Be A Pastrami Tour This Weekend
There is going to be a tour of L.A.'s pastrami scene this weekend! Last Sabbath, a monthly dinner club for adults hosted by East Side Jews (an "irreverent, upstart, non-denominational collective of Jews living in Los Angeles’ East Side"), is hitting up some of Los Angeles' top pastrami options this Saturday at 1 p.m. Pastronomy, as they're calling the event, will be hosted by chef Adam Gertler.
Pastrami is beef that's been brined, seasoned, smoked and steamed. Gertler describes the best pastrami as "well-seasoned with garlicky brine—smokey, fatty, thick-cut and melt in your mouthy tender with a peppery crust."
On this tour, you'll try it in in numerous way, including sandwich, hot dog and taco.
You'll begin in downtown Los Angeles' California Plaza where you'll picnic on sandwiches from Langer's and Wexler's. Then, you'll take the Metro to Dog Haus' USC location for pastrami dogs. Gertler is actually the inventor of this particular pastrami dog. You'll take a break from the meat when you return downtown for cocktails at Clifton's Cafeteria, then your last stop will be Stocking Frame for pastrami tacos.
"Pastrami is deeply woven into Los Angeles' culinary history, and we've got arguably the best pastrami in the country. With Pastronomy, we're celebrating old-school classics like Langer's, but also seeing pastrami's evolution with only-in-L.A. mashups like pastrami tacos at Stocking Frame, all while exploring Los Angeles' east side on foot and on Metro. For me, this is pretty much a dream day," says Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center board member Tannaz Sassooni. The SIJCC oversees East Side Jews.
Should you happen to be a pastrami lover who hangs out with a vegetarian, veggie options can be made available upon request.
Last Sabbath: Pastronomy is on Saturday, July 30 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include sample tastings from each location. Cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, parking and Metro fare are not included.