Some of LAâ€™s oldest restaurants served diners who arrived on horseback. The nicest feature, though, is that these restaurants still serve meals that were favorites 100 years ago. They have stood the test of time.
Phillippe the Original
Known as â€œThe Home of the French Dip Sandwich,â€ Phillippe still serves sandwiches as they were meant to be served. Diners queue up in front of the deli-counter to await a master carver to take the order. With oneâ€™s turn, the diner can order a variety of Read the rest of this entry »
When researching available data regarding the controversy about whether Coles or Philippe’s invented the French dip sandwich, the answer is clear. Philippe’s invented the famous and delicious French dip sandwich that consists of mounds of roast beef layered on thick slices of French bread that are then dipped in gravy. The French phrase for the gravy is known as “au jus,” which means “with its own juice.”
It is obvious that Philippe’s invented the French dip sandwich because the owner of Phillipe’s proudly advertises that this restaurant is “Home Of The Original French Dip Sandwich.” Patrons of Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re one of the many people who enjoy DirecTV packages, then you probably get the Travel Channel, in which case, you might have seen a show called Man vs. Food. In the program, host Adam Richman travels the country in search of some of the most tasty and iconic foods around. In one of the episodes, our very own Los Angeles, CA was featured.
Among the more iconic foods, was the Goliath Manuel’s Special and machaca burritos found at El Tepeyac Caf in East L.A. Many of you reading this are probably familiar with this dish and the notoriety it has acquired over the years. This massive burrito was a couple pounds heavy, full of meat, rice, cheese, beans and just about anything else you could find in a burrito.
The show also took a trip to Little Tokyo to a place called Orochon Ramen where the “hot ramen challenge” was taken by Mr. Richman. Any person capable of finishing the Special No. 2 spicy soup within 30 minutes was given a place on the wall of fame. Richman rose to the challenge.
Those of you not local to LA should really check out the episode and, afterwards, swing on by.
When your knowledge of the city of Los Angeles you might be wondering where to get some great takeout food. There are so many great takeout joints in LA that it is hard to pick the top five takeout joints in LA.
If you are looking for the finest Lebanese styled food you can stop by the Carousel for some great Mediterranean flavor. The carousel is a family run business that serves up some really great food nicely priced and ready for takeout.
If Thai food is more your style you Read the rest of this entry »
Brunch is that time between lunch and breakfast. It is one of the most versatile meals of the day because it combines both traditional breakfast and lunch foods, hence the title. Generally, brunch is enjoyed on a Sunday. It is that relax day of the week when most people sleep in and when it is time to get something to eat, it is a little before noon. You get to enjoy gourmet food and it is the only Read the rest of this entry »
The food scene in Los Angeles is quite different from that of New York. In Los Angeles you will see more eclectic dishes with more daring preparations. Science is brought into the kitchen a bit more with liquid nitrogen, anti-griddles and immersion circulators. New York’s cuisine is a bit more modern classic than eclectic and contemporary.
Some of the World’s top chefs are based in Los Angeles, such as Wolfgang Puck. The ingredients used in Los Angeles are more upscale. You’ll see more dishes with exotic Read the rest of this entry »
Whether you are a local or a tourist, finding a great restaurant in LA to fill those hunger pains is a must. With so many delicious eateries around, finding the best place to dine might not be so simple, but there’s plenty of help waiting to take away the stress and put you inside of a great restaurant. LA is known for a variety of great foods, including mouth-watering burgers and tantalizing Mexican creations, but that is only the beg
Numerous websites offer reviews from both professionals and regular people who have visited the Read the rest of this entry »
Although determining the ultimate best restaurant owned by a celebrity chef is like comparing apples to oranges, it is possible to pinpoint some of the top options. Some restaurants owned by famous chefs focus in on cuts of meat, while others look at ethnic cuisine and other takes on modern meals. Due to this, there is such a wide variety of options throughout LA that you can’t go wrong with many of the famous chef options. However, if Read the rest of this entry »