Gini’s Yap – Restaurants on the Road | Brent’s Deli

Gini is traveling with her Mother-in-Law and has a new column for us entitled, Restaurants on the Road.

She will share her insights into the dining experiences they have on the road from Los Angeles to Atlanta.

I can’t wait to see what she has to say, as always it will be entertaining.

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Restaurants on the Road
By Gini Koch

Brent’s Deli


Despite swearing that she never leaves the Manse, Gini’s on the road a lot, and she’s sending us down and dirty restaurant reviews from her latest trip.

Brent’s Delicatessen, Northridge, CA (
Type: Traditional Jewish Deli
Price Point: $$ out of $$$$
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Twitter: @BrentsDeli

“I Could Live at Brent’s.” This became my life motto years ago and remains true today.
This is, hand’s down the best delicatessen in all of Southern California. It’s better than Jerry’s, Nate’s, or gasp Cantor’s. It’s better than Chompie’s in Phoenix, AZ or Goldberg’s in Marietta, GA. Frankly, it’s better than any deli I’ve ever eaten at, and I include New York delis in this assessment. The food is here so universally fantastic that I ensured that I took the couple who wanted to buy my mother-in-law’s house to this place to seal the deal, and said deal was definitely sealed.

I can remember when Brent’s only had a Northridge location AND it was half the size that it is today AND the owners were terrified that, somehow, if they expanded, they’d not be able to fill their seats. Keeping in mind that, in those days, the wait for a table was 2 hours, easily, and it was WORTH IT. It still is, even though the original location has doubled in size and they now have a location in Westlake as well and the wait is rarely that long except on holidays. But it’s still worth it.

As with any deli, if you can’t find something on the menu to eat, it’s because you’re not hungry, but their bread pudding is something else. It’s not the gooey, hot, sticky, overly sweet stuff what seems like every other restaurant serves. No, it’s a pudding, served cold. And it is fantastic. But it, like the rest of the meals and all of the desserts, is a huge serving, so plan to share – or take some home for the next day.

Brent’s is family-owned, and I’ve eaten there a lot and, in all the years I’ve been there, it’s always been packed and it’s always been excellent. I’ve never had a disappointing meal at Brent’s and I expect that I never will.
Definitely Try: Pastrami, Rueben, Bagels, Bread Pudding

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