I have many posts speaking to important eternal things that I am thankful for. This does not fall into the eternal category but I’m very thankful never-the-less. I grew up in the Los Angeles Area. There is a large Jewish community in the Los Angeles Area and I grew to love the culture and the delicatessens. My high school also had a large Jewish population and some of my best friends were Jewish. When our little family moved to Washington State one of the first things that became quite evident was the lack of good Jewish delicatessens. Now that Dear and I are living in the greater Los Angeles Area we are enjoying good Pastrami on Rye Sandwiches again!
On our way to South Orange County on Sunday we stopped in Woodland Hills at Jerry’s Famous Deli on Ventura Blvd for a bite to eat. How can you tell you are in a Jewish Deli? Any menu that has a section called Nosh could be a clue. Then there is the overabundance of bagels in the food service area. Pastrami, Corned Beef, Lox and Bagels on the menu is another clue. A plate of dill pickles on the table instead of chips is a really good clue. Last but not least are the boxes and boxes of Matzos!