LA Times: Wexler’s Deli

LA Times

Finally ready to open at Grand Central Market
By Russ Parsons

Micah Wexler’s long-awaited bid to remake the great Jewish deli will be opening Monday in the heart of downtown’s Grand Central Market.

Wexler’s Deli will feature bagels and sandwiches starring meats and fish cured in-house and breads and bagels baked according to specification. Prices range from $3 to $9 for bagels, depending on whether you get just plain cream cheese or add house-cured lox or smoked sturgeon.

Sandwiches are in the $9 to $11 range and feature house-cured corned beef and pastrami as well as roast turkey and egg and tuna salads. For homesick New Yorkers, there will also be black-and-white cookies, chocolate phosphates and chocolate egg creams.

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