The 20 Most Iconic Food Destinations Across America
Every city has that one place that tourists and locals alike go to for local flavor. Which one is the best?
- By Marina Koren
- Smithsonian.com, August 07, 2013
(Courtesy of Flickr user Nate Gray)
In the 1930s, New Jersey native Ben Canter opened his deli in the Jewish neighborhood of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles before it moved to the city’s Fairfax neighborhood in 1948. By 1953, it had moved into an old theater, and the décor, including its trademark autumn leaf ceiling, has remained unchanged. And so has its massive standout sandwich: Half a pound of corned beef and pastrami sourdough rye bread with a side of pickles, which are made on site each day. It offers 22 other signature sandwiches, served on your choice of sourdough, challah egg bread, pumpernickel or whole wheat, and homemade potato salad, coleslaw and egg salad.