CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2009 |
Milton Parker, 90, the longtime owner of New York's famous Carnegie Deli, renowned for its gargantuan pastrami, tongue and chopped liver sandwiches with such names as "Nova on Sunday" and "50 Ways to Love Your Liver," died Jan. 31 in Queens of respiratory problems, said his daughter, Marian Levine. His family says nothing will change at the legendary deli in Manhattan's Theater District, where Woody Allen filmed scenes for "Broadway Danny Rose." Over the years, the restaurant has developed a devoted following for its oversized sandwiches stuffed with meat, some costing more than $20 and named after celebrities including comedian Henny Youngman.
August 26, 1994 |
George Burns will have to find some other place to hold his 100th birthday party. The 98-year-old comedian had booked Carnegie Deli for the night of Jan. 20, 1996, but now owner Marvin Davis plans to close his 5-year-old Beverly Hills deli today at 3 p.m. Carnegie chef and general manager Don Dickman confirmed that the restaurant would be closing. He said the staff has been informed.
October 12, 1989 |
Let's face it, pastrami is still king of deli fare, even in Los Angeles, as our own poll uncovered. But tastes in deli sandwiches are changing. Lighter meats, such as turkey and tuna, served in smaller portions are showing up in local California-style, Italian, German and Middle Eastern delis. Most pastrami sandwiches are extremely simple: pastrami and mustard on rye. Non-traditionalists add everything from cheese, coleslaw and dressing to lettuce, tomato and, yes, even mayonnaise.
August 20, 1989
The Carnegie Deli is not a "new breed of restaurant," as Ruth Reichl's article would have us believe ("L.A. Reinvents the Deli," Aug. 6). It is nothing more than another one of those Hollywood-type places where people go not for the quality of the food or the surroundings but because it's the in place , for the moment. MARK ADAMS Beverly Hills
August 6, 1989 |
"I'm running out of product," said manager Steve Romick, standing at the door looking miserable as he turned people away. "We're going to have to close early." Thus ended the first night of the first day of the most hyped deli in history. They were low on food, low on drinks, low on energy. Nobody had quite expected it to be like that. When the management opened the doors at 7 a.m. there were people waiting; at 7 p.m. there were still people waiting.