The Dying Delis of Los Angeles

Pastrami on rye with pickles.

Delis are dying. It’s happening all over Los Angeles. In the past ten years, the city has lost Junior’s in Westwood, Greenblatt’s in West Hollywood, Weiler’s in Northridge, Jerry’s in Studio City, Izzy’s in Santa Monica, Solley’s in Van Nuys, Billy’s in Glendale, Mort’s in Pacific Palisades, Victor’s in Hollywood and Label’s Table in the Pico-Robertson area. Nate ‘n Al’s in Beverly Hills was set to close in 2020 after 75 years in…

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Loren Kantor

Loren Kantor

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.