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Oct 6, 2006 08:13 PM

California Sandwiches


What are everyone's thoughts on California Sandwiches. I've only been there once and enjoyed it there. I've been wanting to go back but haven't had a chance yet.

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  1. I didn't realize how good the veal was until I tried others.

    I wish though that they offered it on different types of bread. I find the kaiser too "powdery".

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    1. re: LikeTheWolf

      Manhattan Sandwich makes the best veal sandwich in Toronto. Run by one family, it is on Richmond, between Peter and John.

      Mustachio's in St Lawrence tastes bitter and oily.

    2. I don't like how their veal is one hunk of meat, and much prefer the thinner and more tender pieces of veal at SanFrancesco. Also, I find their sauce pretty watery at times.

      1. I went there once -- everything was swimming in oil -- but I really didn't understand why it's called California Sandwiches. Ain't much Californian about that place.

        1. I have to say GREAT chow at Californias. Have no idea why the name either but I sure love the veal, chicken and steak sandwiches. Super Nintendo...I highly recommend you try it again as over the years we have NEVER had a sandwich swimming in oil - personally I hate oily foods, I believe you got that very rare sandwich!

          I agree that the sauce is sometimes thin and not as flavourful as other times, but the meat is always perfect. We eat there often as a group (original location). The steak sandwich is amazing with mushrooms!

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          1. re: bestandworst

            It was named after a family vacation in California.

            Each location is family owned, and the meat cut on site.

            I've never had an oily sandwich there and have yet to find a better veal sandwich in the city. On occasion I have the sausage, which is also good. I tried the steak once, and the meat was hard and chewy. It was a big disappointment and have not tried it again, so I don't know if it was just an off day.

            1. re: bestandworst

              I have to agree- I love Californias- everytime im back in the city I have to stop there-

            2. I have always enjoyed California's too. I don't know what kind of hot peppers thay use but, boy are they ever hot (although maybe I am just a spice wimp).