Saturday, June 04, 2005
Johnnie's Hot Pastrami Sandwich
Over the years, there have been many reviews for Johnnie’s Pastrami located in Culver City, CA. It is described as the late night place to go, the place everyone visiting L.A. needs to experience. It is located in the same block as another well-known Mexican food icon in Culver City- Tito’s Tacos (That’s another food blog story I’ll have to do). Living in West L.A. I am happy to say we eat there anytime we please. Late night, lunch, brunch or snack. We introduce all our out of town visitors to Johnnie’s Pastrami. One of our North Carolina cousins insists that whenever we fly to NC we must bring her a Johnnie’s Pastrami Sandwich. It freezes though not well, but she loves it anyway.
Johnnie’s Pastrami has been in the same location since about 1952. There are two outside dining areas with a fire pit on each side of the building. It’s not much to look at but then that’s not what counts. There are other choices on the menu including corned beef, hamburgers, hotdogs, fries and the usual diner fares. Being a creature of habit we always have the same thing- Johnnie’s famous Pastrami Sandwich with a side of Onion Rings. This massive pile of hot pastrami on a bun lathered with mustard comes with a mass of kosher pickles and hot peppers. All wrapped in wax paper and packed in a box to go. The only limiting factor here is that one can not eat too many of these or your waistline will only continue to grow.
Did I fail to mention, this sandwich is to die for. You know you can't eat the whole thing yet your tastebuds fail to let you stop.
Johnnie's Pastrami and Onion Rings
Lots of Tasty Pastrami
4017 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
(Cross street: Washington Place)