LOS ANGELES (CBS) — One of the city’s legendary eateries was handing out free pastrami sandwiches on Friday in honor of its 65th anniversary.

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KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports hungry Angelenos began lining up early in MacArthur Park to celebrate the legacy of Langer’s Delicatessen.

The deli will be open for extended hours until 9 p.m. to offer its signature “No. 19” pastrami sandwich for free to dine-in patrons only.

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“Pastrami, cole slaw, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing on hot, crispy rye bread” is how owner Norm Langer described the dish.

The family-owned eatery also is offering Metro riders an exclusive way to participate in the festivities.

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Langer’s Deli will be open on Friday, June 15 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturday, June 16 from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.