Dinner at Canter’s Deli in Los Angeles in honor of Abe’s grandfather, Harold Greenwald.
Abe’s grandfather Harold was an amazing man; I had the privilege of meeting him before his death in 1999. July 28th, 2010 would’ve been his 100th birthday – we went to eat some Jewish deli in his honor. I can’t believe this was my first trip to Canter’s Deli! It’s a Los Angeles institution. We settle into a booth, surrounded by folks of all types.
Sour sour pickles! I have two.
A sip of Abe’s Diet Black Cherry soda too.
I knew exactly what I want – their famous Monte Cristo Sandwich.
Unfortunately, they won’t let me order it without meat (or on the side) so Abe can split it with me. I know it is going to be a behemoth of a sandwich and don’t want more leftovers crowding the fridge so I kept looking…
Look! Harold’s got his own special!
Not a fan of tongue, though. I order the Hot Corned Beef Sandwich on Rye.
Abe gets the Avocado Melt – with Sauteed Mushrooms, Tomato, Swiss, and Alfalfa Sprouts, grilled on Whole Wheat.
I have a bite of his sandwich. It is pretty good – but needs salt. I steal about 4 of his steak fries, too – it’s been a while since I’ve seen ones that thick!
I am starving!!!
The Jewish deli sandwiches in Los Angeles are much more manageable than the ones in NYC – you can actually fit your mouth around them – but there’s still A LOT of meat! I dip mine in two giant blobs of mustard.
Not the best corned beef sandwich I’ve ever had; it is pretty dry and needed more seasoning.
Obviously I didn’t hate it, though
Stuffed afterwards! No room for their tantalizing baked goods.
I got a call during dinner from my manager for a last-minute audition so I spent the rest of the night prepping for that. So so so full. The way Harold would’ve wanted his birthday celebrated!