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
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
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....
"Wild pigs currently exist in 56 of the state’s 58 counties..."
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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."
It's working now ...
Eschbach Meat Products - CLOSED :-(
18045 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90248
Herr Grub has been a big fan of Eschbach's homemade German sausages. Most, esp the weisswurst when they have it, are superior (& cheaper) than anywhere else. Too bad the beaten track doesn't run by.