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Aug 11, 2007 08:36 PM

The Best Sandwich (Sub, Hero, Grinder, Bomber, Po'Boy)

I recently moved to Glendale and am looking for the best sub in the area. Any suggestions? The best I've found so far is the roast beef and imported proscuitto at Mario's Italian Deli on Broadway here in Glendale. What I look for in a good sub is lots of meat, lots of good, fresh veggies, and a great chewy bread. I don't mind driving for a great sandwich, so anything in the LA area works for me. Thanks in advance for any ideas.

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  1. Pasadena Sandwich Company.

    1. This is an old list I have for that area. I made the list when I spent more time over there. I have not visited most of these places in over — maybe 1 ½ years. I am still, however, a regular at Eagle Rock Bakery because IMO they make the best bread in L.A. for subs -- nice crust, tug and chew. You can buy everything you want at the deli counter to make it yourself or have them make it. I did not include Porto's because IMO Porto's makes cakes and Porto's has very nice large warm Cuban balls but does not make great subs.

      Call these places before you go to check on the current hours.

      Eagle Rock Bakery (A MUST try for The BEST fresh baked Italian sandwich bread rolls and top quality Italian meats and cheese to make your own at home. Try the Pizza Bread -- Saturday only, and get a bag of bread sticks)
      1726 Colorado Blvd.
      Los Angeles, CA 90041
      (323) 255-8224
      Seven blocks East of Eagle Rock Blvd., Across from Tommy's Burgers

      Billy's Delicatessen Rstrnt (pastrami, corned beef, rare roast beef)
      216 N Orange St
      Glendale, CA 91203
      (818) 500-9550
      (818) 246-3210

      Ben's Deli (Corned Beef on Rye)
      271 E Orange Grove
      Burbank 818.846.6227
      1 blk off Glenoaks near Magnolia.

      Giamela's Submarine Sandwiches (Subs, Pastrami)
      216 W Magnolia Blvd
      Burbank, CA 91502-1724
      (818) 845-6611
      Just West of the 5 Fry

      Santoro's Submarine Sandwich (Must try Subs)
      1423 W Burbank Blvd
      Burbank, CA 91506-1307
      (818) 848-8888
      Just West of the 5 Fry

      Mario's Italian Market (Subs)
      740 E Broadway
      Glendale, CA 91205-1150
      (818) 242-4114
      East of Galleria, Cross Glendale Ave.

      Dona Maria (Great vegetable soup - really good if you are getting sick)
      729 Foothill Blvd
      LA Canada Fltrdg, CA 91011-3405(818) 952-2735
      Off the 210 North of Pasadena

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      1. re: JeetJet

        Wow...that's quite a list. Thank you! I tend to agree with you about Porto's. Love their pastries and cakes, but they make just a so-so cuban sandwich. I'll definitely have to check all these places out.

        1. As a fellow Bostonian lemme give you the 411 on a wicked good grindah if you want a bit of a drive. Larchmont Wine and Spirits on Larchmont Blvd. a couple doors south of Beverly. It's a little wine shot with a deli counter but the half hour line even on weekends is a testament to their amazing sandwiches. They have a few different kinds of bread, cibatta etc. but I've never found any reason to go past the delish chewy fresh baguette. They do about 7 different sandwiches turkey, prouscioutto (sp?), tuna, but for me it begins and ends with the fresh mozzarella, basil tomato on the baguette with balsamic, olive tapenade and olive oil. So killer. If you think of it you can call ahead and they'll have it waiting for you. Also, artisan sodas, chips and free cornichons and olives. Yeah, it's chi chi, but it's freakin' GOOOOD, and for 7.99 it's massive and you'll still be stuffed at dinner!

          1. If you are willing to drive, Masa on Sunset near Glendale makes good sandwiches, panini, etc.

            1. BAY CITIES... by far the best sandwhich I've ever had. The Cuban Deli in Glendale (name escapes me at the moment) also very good.