Jonathan Gold beholds the brisket spectacle at Freedman's, a Jewish-ish deli in Echo Park

Jonathan Gold reviews Freedman's, a new take on the Jewish deli from chef Liz Johnson. The pastrami is good, but the signature sandwich has avocado and fried chicken skin — and the best meal may be weekend brunch.
Jonathan Gold • Los Angeles Times • May 18, 2018
Liz Johnson, the chef at the new Echo Park delicatessen Freedman’s, has put in time at Noma, the Michelin two-starred L’Effervescence in Tokyo, and the tiny New York brasserie Mimi. Her three-tiered smoked fish platters at Freedman’s are the...
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