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Aug 21, 2006 07:01 PM

Armenian Sandwich in the Valley

Years ago I worked near the intersection of Vesper and Vanowen.

And I used to ride east a few miles to an Armenian grocery store that had a sandwich counter in it. And they made these amazing sandwiches of grilled meat on pita. But the pita wasn't stuffed or filled with the sandwich meat, it was sort of rolled or folded over it.

And it's been years since I've been there and now there and I can't even remember exactly where it was -- I think it must have been Oxnard or Burbank east of Van Nuys for sure. But since there is this great invention called the Internet and there are these great things called message boards, I thought I'd ask if anyone knew what I was talking about ... I'd like to go back and have one of those sandwiches.

(BTW I originally found the place because the Daily News or LA Weekly or the Reader or something like that named this place the best sandwich in Los Angeles.)

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  1. Sadly I've never been, despite it being in my 'hood. You might be talking about Hye Armenian Market, they also serve sandwiches. It's on Burbank between Sepulveda and Van Nuys. Maybe closer to Kester/Burbank.

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    1. re: davinagr

      My memory of it was that it was east of Van Nuys, not west, but maybe I'm mistaken or maybe they moved.

      Or maybe there are two Armenian markets around.

      One way or the other, thanks, I'll check it out.

    2. On Oxnard and Woodman, there is the Superior Meat Market, which also goes by the Kabob Factory. They have a sandwich similar to the one that you're describing AND (at one point) had a "best food in LA" sign from the LA Times out front.

      Maybe this is the place you were talking about? And even if it wasn't, go anyway. You won't regret it :)

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      1. re: ray9x

        Maybe that's it ... the location is right ... I'm going ...