Umamicatessen’s Pastrami Pass Gets Pulled

Pastrami at Umamicatessen
Pastrami at Umamicatessen Photo: Zach Brooks via Midtown Lunch

Revisiting his solid “Seven Things to Hate About L.A. (Lunching That Is)” series, Midtown Lunch minister Zach Brooks shares his venom for Umamicatessen, who dares to put pastrami on a plate within “a five-mile radius of Langer’s.” Calling the new venture “hipster deli food,” he chides Adam Fleischman’s newest project for calling itself a “food court” and stabs at the sandwich for bearing a fourteen-dollar price tag with an unappealing appearance. Thankfully, that’s just him getting started, with six more classic complaints about our lunch scene. [Midtown Lunch]