Unexpected S.B. sandwich find - Eschbach's
The South Bay doesn't have many great places for sandwich. I like Busy Bee Market but it's quite a drive for me. Romanelli's is pretty good and serves Boar's Head. A-1 Grocery and Tummy Stuffer are OK if you're in the neighborhood.
I stopped by Eschbach's yesterday to satisfy a smoked pork chop jones and rediscovered that they have deli sandwiches. Meat choices are roast beef, ham, turkey, European meats and others that I can't recall. When I got back to eat my sandwich I was pleasantly surprised by the generous portion of roast beef, good cheese slice, fresh tomato, pickle, lettuce on a Guilianos roll. Best of all, the price - $3.75. YES, that's $3.75!!
[bad Arnold impression]
I'll be back!
Eschbach Meat Products
18045 S. Western Ave., Gardena, CA
Hours: Mo-Sa 8am - 6pm
Just got back. Had the Liverwurst on a roll. Not bad for $2.98 out the door. Very large slice of meat extremely creamy, pickles were good too.. I should have asked if they had any onion..Also bought 1lb of their ground beef for $1.89/lb "Todays Special" which looked very nice as well. Sandwich was good overall, but I had a wierd feeling when I left. Seems to me that they do not turn over their product quickly( at least from the meat case). I question this because at 11:30, (early I know), however, no one else was there! Some of the meat in the case had some dark spots, not the bright red you see at say Bristol Farms Whole Foods Vons etc. Anyone care to chime in?? Are they more of a wholesale operation? The sausage looked good too. I am assuming that the processed meats rather than fresh cut beef is their speciality..
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"Eschbach Meat Products .... 18045 S. Western Ave., Gardena, CA. PH# (310) 324-1376. He does smoking, which others in the area don't do."
I'm not a huge pork chop fan, but I like Thick smoked pork chops - the ones I see in supermarkets are too thin and overcook easily into hockey pucks. Eschbachs smokies are also a good price, about $4/lb.
Heat the good ones in a thin mushroom gravy or even your favorite red sauce. Ironically I need to research the German recipe possibilities.
Now, back to the sandwiches....
Dang, hit the post button too soon.
Place entry for Eschbach (isn't working right now) http://www.chow.com/places/4899
Busy Bee Market
2413 S Walker Ave, San Pedro, CA 90731
18222 Prairie Ave, Torrance, CA 90504
17625 Central Ave, Carson, CA 90746
A-1 Imported Grocery - duplicate
348 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90731