i'm not a big pastrami guy, but langer's pastrami is one of the best pieces of meat i've ever eaten. i have heard that people have been disappointed in it ... i think the deal is that they used to ONLY serve hand-sliced. now they serve machine-sliced, unless requested. this actually happened to me once ... i ordered the sandwich and it came obviously machine-sliced (thin, uniform slices). I said something about it and the waitress said that that was the new improved way they were doing it. i complained and they brought me back a hand-sliced (thicker, irregular slices). it was heaven. someplace like langer's, get the simplest pastrami sandwich you can. don't gunk it up.