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  • Al Langer, Pastrami King,  94

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Al Langer, founder of the 60-year-old Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant, died Sunday in Agoura. He was 94.

    Langer first sold sandwiches off a pushcart at Sydney's Deli in Newark, N.J., at the age of 12. In his early 20s, he headed west to California and eventually opened Langer's.


  • Langer’s celebrates 60 years of a passion for pastrami

    By Joan Nathan

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Just as I was embarking on a cross-country tour to promote my latest cookbook, I was sidetracked by a pastrami sandwich.

    It happened in Los Angeles. I had gone into Langer's, the local pastrami palace, and it was the first good pastrami I'd tasted in quite a while. Sure, I grew...