I stopped into Greenblatt's Deli last night to pick up some beverages and dessert, and while I was waiting at the counter for my gooey chocolate chip cookie, Janeane Garofalo came in the front door with some friends. As a fan of her standup comedy, I thought it was a pretty good celebrity sighting.
This isn't the first time I've seen a celeb at Greenblatt's, which is located at the base of the Hollywood Hills and next door to The Laugh Factory. With its full service deli, fabulous wine shop and cool, friendly wait staff, Greenblatt's is a popular stop for actors, comedians and musicians who frequent the Sunset Strip or live in Laurel Canyon.
Their menu includes most of your standard deli fare, done very authentically at an affordable price compared to other Los Angeles delis like Jerry's. Settle into a booth for a relaxed evening with a cheese plate and bottle of wine recommended by their knowledgable servers. Or swing by after hitting some bars for a hearty BBQ rib dinner or classic grilled cheese with tomatoes.
Greenblatt's is open from 9 am to 2 am, 365 days of the year, so you can stop in at almost any time to eat, place an order "to go" or stock up on soda, beer, liquor or wine. They also offer delivery, which makes them a very popular choice for catering parties in the Hills.