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Best SANDWICH at 3rd St FARMER'S MARKET??

Hi All,

I'm craving sandwiches lately...any great ones at Farmer's Market? I like all kinds of sandwiches as long as they're good: Italian-style subs, muffalettas, panini, croque monsieurs, etc.

Thanks, Hounds!

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  1. A plain and simple corned beef sandwich (ask for it lean) from Magee's. Try a side of the carrot or chopped vegetable salad (I think they call it a Greek salad, but it's not a traditional Greek salad) along with it.

    1. Thanks, D. Where is Magee's in relation to the pizza place, the Gumbo Pot or Monsieur Marcel? (I'm still gettimg oriented there slowly...)

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      1. re: Liquid Sky

        Magee's is on the East end (opposite end from Gumbo Pot). It's along the North wall, near an entrance.

        I go to the FM all the time. I don't think there are any spectacular sandwiches there, but I agree with the Magee's recommendation. Only problem is, I wish there were three halves!

      2. I lile the muffaletta at the Gumbo Pot. Not as good as Progress or Central Groceries in N.O. where they are assembled when you order, whereas at the Gumbo Pot they are made in the morning each day and kept in the fridge where they get too cold. They over warm them in the microwave if you don't tell them to not nuke it. I just let it warm for a few minutes in the bag so the bread does not suffer from the effects if the microwave and it's pretty darn good. The Gumbo Pot sells halfs and whole muffalettas and a half is plenty for one, get a whole if you will be sharing!

        The Gumbo Pot
        Original Farmers Market
        6333 West Third Street #312
        Fairfax between Wilshire and Beverly
        Los Angeles, California
        http://www.thegumbopotla.com/index1.html

        1. I like the sandwiches at the French place.

          1. I like the Blackened Catfish Po'Boy at the Gumbo Pot.

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            1. re: Norm Man

              I second the Blackened Catfish Po Boy from the Gumbo Pot. Used to eat this sandwich once a week when I worked in Beverly Hills. Awesome. The paper thin slices of lemon on top of the spicy catfish are perfect. Get an order of the Creole Mustard Potato Salad, take your order over to the beer bar across the seating area from the Gumbo Pot, and order a Stella.

              1. re: Norm Man

                Blackened catfish po'boy with paper-thin slices of lemon - I agree!!!

              2. Agree about Magee's corned beef sandwiches.

                The deli right opposite Magee's is called Phil's Round-Up. It serves a very decent corned beef sandwich that is comparable to most delicatessens. However, it's machine-sliced meat from a large corned beef that Phil's purchases. The corned beef at Magee's is hand-cut and it's so fresh that they may cure it in their own kitchen.

                Next to Magee's is a barbecue restaurant called Bryan's. The ribs are nothing to cheer about but their barbecue sandwiches are pretty good.

                1. How are the gyros at the Greek place at the other end of the Farmer's Market?

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                  1. re: Liquid Sky

                    I had lunch there once and was not impressed. With all the other choices in FM, I haven't returned for another try.

                  2. Tried the oyster po' boy at Gumbo Pot...just did not like the bread. Hopefully they use a decent bread for the muffaletta, because I'd like to give that sandwich a try. Will try Magee's too when I get the corned beef craving...

                    Also would love to hear more about the sandwiches at the French place.

                    Thanks All!

                    1. Vanilla ice cream from Bennett's slapped between two warm apple fritters from Bob's Donut place next door.

                      1. Magee's has great sandwiches - especially the rare roast beef on a roll with horseradish. The Gumbo Pot 'Po Boys" are also tasty if looking for a touch of N.O. Especially good is the PB shrimp/oyster combo.

                        1. Also if anyone knows where I can get a gyro as good as the ones I found in NYC...that would be cool.

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                          1. re: Liquid Sky

                            If you want a greek gyros (And not a doner kebab, or schawarma), Papa Christos in the Byzantine-Latino quarter makes a mean one from my recollection.

                            I haven't had one in awhile since it's hard to resist the souvlaki or lamb chops when I'm there.

                          2. Hey Ozzy,

                            Where is the Byzantine-Latin0 quarter?

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                            1. re: Liquid Sky

                              here's a map of the area (and more info than you wanted to know): http://www.lani.org/blq.htm

                              and here's papa cristo's website (they are at normandie & pico):
                              http://www.papacristo.com/Menu.html

                            2. the oyster po boy, or the blackend catfish on french bread both from the gumbo pot.
                              oh, the blackend red snapper is not bad either.

                              and the hand slice corned beef sandwich from maggie's, the joint with the greasy, gloppy american style cheese enchiladas with an olive on top gilding the proverbial lillly.

                              1. I would like to thank everyone who recommended the CB sandwich at Magee's. I was reading this thread the night before our meeting one of the Eatin' Posse at the Farmer's Market, and though I was also in the mood for some kinda fishy po' boy and sitting in our usual spot next to the Gumbo Pot, I said The heck with it and went down to Magee's. Got a CB sandwich with mustard and horseradish and a dish of coleslaw. Both were stunningly good, specially the corned beef, which was almost unnaturally tender AND flavorful, a hard combo to come by. Now I'm trying to figure how to make corned beef that perfect in my own kitchen...