RE: Brent's Deli Northridge, CA
it's decent for the pastrami, (by southern california standards), not as good IMO as Harolds in Edison, NJ , for example. (which has the true kosher style taste)
Brents is espescially good if you are in the san fernando valley area. I would not make a special trip up there if you were just planning to be in the west LA/ Beverly Hills area. (then Nate and als in Beverly Hills works just the same)
Brents is a real "working mans'" deli, good honest food in a very unpretentious setting...
it's way up there in Northridge on Parthenia St. in a very nondescript small strip shopping center...
keep us posted on your choices,