Uncle Darrow's--Cajun/Creole--Marina Del Rey
This place is a find. It was suggested to someone on this board who was looking for "fast" food near LAX. Fast it isn't--but I'd stop here and take a later flight! Jumbalaya with terrific turkey/chicken sausage that was spicy but not overpowering, wonderful Red Beans and Rice, an Oyster and Shrimp Po' Boy with incredible corn meal breading, plus killer Potato Salad. VERY reasonable. Quite a crush at noon on a Friday, and the server apologized to all in sight for how slowly the food was coming out, but worth the wait. 2560 South Lincoln Blvd., Marina Del Rey.
I haven't found one in a restaurant in LA that does the trick (and I've eaten'em at Central Grocery in NOLA). You may have to assemble one yourself to get a good one. Trader Joe now sells the requisite
chopped olive salad, and rolls that are about the right consistency; several Italian delis can do the meats right (check the board...) and even Ralphs' now stocks Zatarain's Creole mustard.
If you go to the right deli, you can even put together a passible one with turkey cold-cuts for your friends who don't do mammal-meat...
re: More of Everything...
Re: mufaleta on a baguette
I'm sorry, but as heretical to the New Orleans big-buncha-pork muffalata tradition as my turkey version is, I would never stray far enough from the flock to call any sammich made on a long, skinny roll a "muffaleta". A "hero", "sub", "grinder" or "hoagie", maybe, but a "muffaleta" gotta be more or less round. Next thing you know, they're gonna be talkin' tofu....