8 episodes

Hot Pastrami is a weekly podcast hosted by Alex Canter, entrepreneur and fourth-generation of the famous Canter’s Deli in Los Angeles, and Lily Rosenthal, a restaurateur and New York Times bestselling author. Each conversation takes place in their favorite booth at Canter’s Deli, and often features a special guest sharing their most memorable meals, ranking the LA restaurant scene, and discussing the role food plays in culture —all while enjoying a delicious spread fresh from the deli counter.

Hot Pastrami with Alex Canter and Lily Rosenthal Cloud10 and Clamor

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Hot Pastrami is a weekly podcast hosted by Alex Canter, entrepreneur and fourth-generation of the famous Canter’s Deli in Los Angeles, and Lily Rosenthal, a restaurateur and New York Times bestselling author. Each conversation takes place in their favorite booth at Canter’s Deli, and often features a special guest sharing their most memorable meals, ranking the LA restaurant scene, and discussing the role food plays in culture —all while enjoying a delicious spread fresh from the deli counter.

    Georgia Hardstark: From McNuggetinis to Murder

    Georgia Hardstark: From McNuggetinis to Murder

    From the quirky concoction of a McNuggetini to the warm nostalgia of family meals at Canter's, join us for a conversation with the phenomenal Georgia Hardstark, creator and co-host of the hit true-crime podcast, My Favorite Murder. Together, we explore how a viral video and a serendipitous run in at a party paved Georgia's path from the food world to true crime. We also reveal the longstanding family connection between Georgia and Alex. Then Georgia opens up about her sentimental spot for old dive bars and Alex gushes over Ye Rustic Inn's wings. We swap tales of food, family, and the quirky habits that make each meal memorable. And finally, we end on a high note, dishing out must-visit LA eateries and dreaming of the perfect happy hour menu. 

    Sponsor:
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    Produced by Cloud10 and Clamor
     
    Follow the show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hotpastramipod/ 
     
    Watch this episode in video form on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaKe3hfInKBlDrn7dmRpVVjjPzWjoZ1MY  
     
    Find Georgia here: https://www.instagram.com/hardstark/
    Find Alex here: https://www.instagram.com/deliboyswag/
    Find Lily here: https://www.instagram.com/lilyrosenthal/
    Find Canter’s Deli here: https://www.instagram.com/canters_deli/

    Restaurant Recs:

    LA:
    The Roost 
    Ye Rustic Inn
    Yangban
    El Coyote
    Taco Laco
    Musso & Frank
    Found Oyster
    Saffy’s
    Edendale 
    HomeState
    Cerveteca Culver City
    All Day Baby
    Here’s Looking At You
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    • 45 min
    Phil Rosenthal: First Jobs, The Real Orlando, and Phil's New Diner

    Phil Rosenthal: First Jobs, The Real Orlando, and Phil's New Diner

    Today we’re joined by a very special guest, Phil Rosenthal, creator of “Everybody Loves Raymond,” beloved host of Netflix’s "Somebody Feed Phil,” and New York Times bestselling author of the new children's book "Just Try It," that he co-wrote with his daughter, our one and only, Lily Rosenthal. In this episode, we talk about the night markets of Taipei, the incredible dim sum in the San Gabriel Valley, life lessons gleaned from service industry jobs, and more. We debate Cuban cuisine in LA versus Miami and indulge in the comfort of diner foods, as Phil dreams up a diner dedicated to preserving the flavors of childhood memories with his new venture, Max and Helen’s  So, pull up a chair and join our table for a smorgasbord of stories, laughter, and a touch of the Rosenthal family charm.

    Sponsor:
    Big Wine Glasses: Go to bigwineglasses.com and use promo code HOTPASTRAMI to get 20% off your total order. 

    Produced by Cloud10 and Clamor
     
    Follow the show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hotpastramipod/ 
     
    Watch this episode in video form on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaKe3hfInKBlDrn7dmRpVVjjPzWjoZ1MY  
     
    Find Phil here: https://www.instagram.com/phil.rosenthal/ 
    Find Alex here: https://www.instagram.com/deliboyswag/
    Find Lily here: https://www.instagram.com/lilyrosenthal/
    Find Canter’s Deli here: https://www.instagram.com/canters_deli/

    Restaurant Recs:

    LA:
    Versailles
    Malibu Kitchen
    Clark Street
    Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits & Cheese
    European Deluxe Sausage Kitchen
    Earle's On Crenshaw
    n/soto
    n/naka
    Matu
     
    San Gabriel Valley:
    Sea Harbour 
    Ji Rong Peking Duck
    Bistro Na's
    Bistro 1968
     
    New York:
    Peter Luger's
     
    Vegas:
    Best Friend / Roy Choi’s in Vegas
     
    Miami:
    Sanguich
     
    Maine:
    Palace Diner
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    • 44 min
    Eric Greenspan: An apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze

    Eric Greenspan: An apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze

    On today’s episode, the mastermind reinventing American cheese, Chef Eric Greenspan, joins us for a wide-ranging conversation, from the ins and outs of launching virtual restaurant brands to running the concessions at Coachella. We invite you to laugh along as we navigate the delicious chaos of the culinary world and Eric’s pivot from Michelin star restaurants to dreaming up New School American Cheese. Listen in as Eric dishes out his recipe for success and the unexpected twists in his ventures.

    Produced by Cloud10 and Clamor
     
    Follow the show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hotpastramipod/ 
     
    Watch this episode in video form on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaKe3hfInKBlDrn7dmRpVVjjPzWjoZ1MY  
     
    Find Eric here: https://instagram.com/chefgreeny/
    Find Alex here: https://www.instagram.com/deliboyswag/
    Find Lily here: https://www.instagram.com/lilyrosenthal/
    Find Canter’s Deli here: https://www.instagram.com/canters_deli/ 

    Restaurant Recs:

    LA:
    Ji Rong
    Peking Duck House
    Oui Melrose 
    Daybird
    Cofax
    The Apple Pan
    Dan Tana’s
    Yeastie Boys
    Maple Block
    Bavel
    Mother Wolf

    Nashville:
    Hattie B’s
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    • 55 min
    B.J. Novak: American-Italian, In-N-Out vs. Whataburger, & Chain Restaurants

    B.J. Novak: American-Italian, In-N-Out vs. Whataburger, & Chain Restaurants

    Join us for a culinary adventure through the vibrant streets of Los Angeles with the multifaceted actor, comedian, writer, and director, B.J. Novak, where we explore the city's diverse food scene and our shared enthusiasm for food debates. We kick off with a trip down memory lane, reminiscing about B.J.'s early days in the stand-up comedy scene and late-night hangouts at Canter's. Listen in as we discuss LA's eclectic mix of cuisines and proclaim it the best food city in the U.S., thanks to its innovative restaurateurs and cultural dynamism. We dish out recommendations from the esteemed trifecta of Saffy’s, Bavel, and Bestia, and give a special shout-out to the jazz burger at Jitlada. We also discuss the innovative concept behind B.J. Novak’s company, Chain—a startup aiming to revolutionize the way we perceive chain restaurant cuisine. As we look forward to the next pop-up event with Chain, we also touch on B.J.'s film "Vengeance," highlighting the interplay between food, film, and American culture.

    Produced by Cloud10 and Clamor
     
    Follow the show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hotpastramipod/ 
     
    Watch this episode in video form on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaKe3hfInKBlDrn7dmRpVVjjPzWjoZ1MY  
     
    Find B.J. here: https://www.instagram.com/bjnovak/ 
    Find Alex here: https://www.instagram.com/deliboyswag/ 
    Find Lily here: https://www.instagram.com/lilyrosenthal/
    Find Canter’s Deli here: https://www.instagram.com/canters_deli/

    Restaurant Recs:

    LA:
    Yangban
    Bavel
    Saffy’s
    Bestia
    Anajak Thai
    Jitlada
    Pijja Palace
    Carbone
    Loteria
    Courage Bagels
    In-N-Out 
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    • 33 min
    Food and Friendship with Alex and Lily

    Food and Friendship with Alex and Lily

    In this episode of the Hot Pastrami podcast, we step into the warm embrace of nostalgia and personal history with a solo chat with your hosts, Alex Canter and Lily Rosenthal. From our early days as childhood friends at Temple Israel of Hollywood Day School to the present, we're peeling back the layers of our lives for you. Listen in as Lily chats about transitioning from acting and writing to making a splash in the LA food scene, and as Alex shares the tales of growing up in Canter's Deli and building restaurant technology. From personal stories like George the Deli Man's incredible 60-year tenure to the behind-the-scenes of ensuring food quality in the age of delivery, this conversation celebrates the bonds formed over good food and great company. Los Angeles, a city rich with culinary diversity, offers an endless tapestry of flavors, and we're here to share our favorite spots and memories with you. So, tune in and savor the stories and memories that come from sharing good food.

    Produced by Cloud10 and Clamor
     
    Follow the show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hotpastramipod/
     
    Watch this episode in video form on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaKe3hfInKBlDrn7dmRpVVjjPzWjoZ1MY 
     
    Find Alex here: https://www.instagram.com/deliboyswag/
    Find Lily here: https://www.instagram.com/lilyrosenthal/
    Find Canter’s Deli here: https://www.instagram.com/canters_deli/

    Restaurant Recs:

    LA:
    Mashti Malones
    Genghis Cohen
    Angelini Osteria
    Benihana
    Fogo de Chão
    Anajak Thai
    Republique
    Sushi Zo
    KazuNori
    Sushi Ginza Onodera 
    Morihiro
    Nozawa Bar
    Sushi Bar in Encino
    Broad Street Oyster Company

    São Paulo:
    D.O.M.

    Copenhagen:
    Noma
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    • 36 min
    “Tiffany Haddish, we share a rabbi”

    “Tiffany Haddish, we share a rabbi”

    This week on Hot Pastrami, we’re joined by the amazing stand-up comedian, actress, and author, Tiffany Haddish. In an episode that dances between the joy of shared meals and the reverence of sacred traditions, Tiffany talks to us about her bond with Judaism and the role of her rabbi in her life. We'll also talk about Alex and Tiffany’s neighborhood connection, the cultural mosaic of Israel, and the irresistible charm of Shabbat dinners, where challah and carrot ginger soup reign supreme. And Tiffany shares more about her latest venture: opening a grocery store!

    Produced by Cloud10 and Clamor

    This episode is presented by inKind. inKind is the perfect app for foodies - delivering 15% cash back and seamless transactions every time you dine out. Get an exclusive offer of $15 off your first meal with inKind: inkind.vip/hotpastrami 
     
    Follow the show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hotpastramipod/
     
    Watch this episode in video form on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaKe3hfInKBlDrn7dmRpVVjjPzWjoZ1MY 
     
    Find Tiffany here: https://www.instagram.com/tiffanyhaddish/ 
    Find Alex here: https://www.instagram.com/deliboyswag/
    Find Lily here: https://www.instagram.com/lilyrosenthal/
    Find Canter’s Deli here: https://www.instagram.com/canters_deli/

    Restaurant Recs:
    LA:
    Mel’s Fish Shack
    Harold & Belle's
    NOT YO TACOS
    Alta Adams
    Mizlala West Adams
    Stevie's Creole Café
    Yamashiro
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    • 53 min

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