Jewish delis, both in old and new school varieties, are some of my favorite places to dine. It’s hard to beat bagels, smoked fishes, and hot pastrami when it comes to ultimate comfort food. Given my affections for the genre, I was beyond stoked to hear that a new deli was arriving in Los Angeles in the form of Freedman’s.
Opened late last year by Jonah Freedman, Amanda Freedman, and Nicholas Papadatos, Freedman’s offers a contemporary take on traditional Jewish fare. Behind the stoves is Chef Liz Johnson (formerly of Mimi in New York). Stylistically speaking, Freedman’s has the very best wallpaper in all of Los Angeles.
Sarah and I came in for a weeknight dinner in the middle of February. As we perused and contemplated the menu, I sipped the “Arrival” ($8) made with Lillet Blanc, Buddha’s hand, and ginger.