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Egg and cheese sandwich NY style.

sloanezilla Apr 10, 2008 12:17 PM


I'm in from New York and I'm wondering where I can get a to go egg and cheese sandwich like I do in NY. Generally they're very cheap and basic and easy. I'm in the west hollywood/west los angeles area.


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  1. ozzygee RE: sloanezilla Apr 10, 2008 12:20 PM

    Couple of threads on this topic to get you pointed in the right direction (which is to the airport, basically):



    1. DanaB RE: sloanezilla Apr 10, 2008 12:24 PM

      Here's a link to a thread from a fellow-NY'er, bemoaning the fact that fried egg sandwiches done the right way are hard to find in Los Angeles:


      I too once lived in NYC and know exactly what you are talking about. The place that I like the best for a fried egg sandwich is the Brighton Coffee Shop in Beverly Hills. They have the right kind of roll and do a pretty tasty version. WARNING, though, you have to make sure to order it plain, or they will serve it with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. It's also not cheap -- around $6.00 - 7.00.

      Brighton Coffee Shop
      9600 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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        dream_of_giusti RE: DanaB Apr 10, 2008 12:28 PM

        Wow! $6 or $7 for a egg and cheese sandwich. This from a Philadelphian who can anywhere in my local area and pay $2.50.

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          DanaB RE: dream_of_giusti Apr 10, 2008 12:32 PM

          Yeah, I know. Even though it's in Beverly Hills, this coffee shop isn't generally expensive (pretty much everything on the menu is under $10). But the fried egg sandwich is kinda pricey. They basically price it like their other sandwiches. It does have two eggs on it, though, and that price includes bacon or ham. If you got it with just egg and cheese, it might be cheaper.

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        FrankJBN RE: sloanezilla Apr 10, 2008 12:28 PM

        What is an egg and cheese sasndwich NY style?

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          a_and_w RE: FrankJBN Apr 10, 2008 12:30 PM

          Fried eggs, cheese, and sometimes bacon on a sandwich roll, usually of the kaiser variety.

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          Obessed RE: sloanezilla Apr 10, 2008 12:38 PM

          I just noticed on the breakfast menu at the new The Hall (in the Palihouse in WeHo) they have a NY Bagel Sandwich --- but it's made on a bagel (UGH), which, as you know, is not the traditional way it's served in NY. Although, being an ex-NY'er and the fact that The Hall is around the corner from where I live I'll probably check it out soon :-)

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            Ernie RE: sloanezilla Apr 10, 2008 12:48 PM

            Jack In The Box. Their Breakfast Jack is egg, cheese, your choice of ham, bacon, etc. on a hamburger bun

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              a_and_w RE: Ernie Apr 11, 2008 08:18 AM

              The hamburger bun is wrong. It has to be a large sandwich roll to properly contain the filling.

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                blackbookali RE: Ernie Apr 15, 2008 09:55 PM

                ugh. another poor LA example of an East Coast staple. Try Molly's on Vine if you are willing to go to Jack in the Crack.

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                nikky RE: sloanezilla Apr 10, 2008 01:37 PM

                I've given up and make my own...

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                  Jeryy RE: Joe Blowe Apr 16, 2008 09:46 AM

                  You can get one at Marty's - a snack bar on the south side of Pico at Prosser which is between Beverly Glen and Overland.

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                    Discokill RE: Jeryy Apr 16, 2008 08:34 PM

                    The ones at Bagel Nosh in Santa Monica held me over for a while before I finally broke the addiction after moving from NYC

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