I like the eating. And when my friend Drew asked me for a list of must-eats for when he visits LA in September, I got down to business. Here’s part I:
French dipped sandwich at Philippe’s. (Pictured above.) One day in 1918, while making a sandwich, Philippe Mathieu inadvertently dropped a french roll into a roasting pan filled with juice still hot from the oven. His customer, a cop, said he would take the sandwich anyway, and returned the next day with some friends asking for more dipped sandwiches. 100 years later, they’re just as yummy. The cast and crew of my film The Beneficiary had them for lunch one day during filming. It was the perfect LA storm.
fried chicken sandwich, piled a mile high with coleslaw. The chef doesn't allow for changes to anything on his menu. Not that you’d want to.