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Philippe's in downtown Los Angeles turns 100!

Postby nichols » Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:00 pm

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Philippe the Original Turns 100
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Take a look behind the scenes and you’ll see why the home of the French dip sandwich never goes out of style.
By Charles Perry, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
April 6, 2008

The restaurant spreads before you, six steps below ground: sawdust floors, lines of people, painted menus and neon beer signs on the walls. The lines--at peak hours there are 10 of them, each up to 20 people long--weave between the tables where scores of others are eating, oblivious to the crush. Pick a line and wait your turn.

When you reach the counter, you don't need to consult the menu on the wall, of course. You've been here before. You make it short and snappy--"Beef, double dip. Coleslaw, blueberry pie, coffee."

This is Philippe the Original, an L.A. institution that will be 100 years old in October. It has been serving French dip sandwiches--single-, double- and even triple-dipped--for 90 of those years....

http://www.latimes.com/features/printed ... 7618.story

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Postby Tony » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:44 pm

What a great lunch stop! I'm so glad they have been able to survive. If you haven't been there - go!

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