For a second, you thought you’d taken a wrong turn and ended up back in L.A.
But that’s no mirage.
That is, in fact, Canter’s Deli, front and center on the Strip.
Yes, the same L.A.-famous Canter’s Deli, where hot pastrami and corned beef run deep. It’s now open on the Linq Promenade, right under the High Rollers wheel and looking like this.
You, your appetite and a crew of equally famished friends will enter, assemble below the black-and-white photo murals of times gone by, then make your way to the outdoor patio. Much better views of pedestrians drunk on whatever it is they’re drinking out here.
When not observing the decline of western civilization, you all will inspect the menu’s dizzying array of authentic Jewish deli options. For a minute, you will forget you’re in a giant hot desert.
Lost amid a deluge of matzah ball soup, potato cakes, tuna melts, cheesecake and meat-stuffed sandwiches of unusual size, whatever traces of hangover still remain will go running for the door. After significant deliberation, you’ll go for the pastrami on housemade sourdough rye, with a beer.
Just a feeling we get about you.