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Aug 27, 2008 12:02 PM

The Best Sandwich in Los Angeles

I used to think that the best sandie in LA was at Black Dog Coffee on Wilshire. Multi seeded baguette (one of the seeds lavender and amazing) pesto, turkey, cranberry. I had one a few months ago that was pretty bad. Yesterday I tried one last time and it was DRY and the bread was OLD and it was permanently knocked off my list. I will try Larchmont Wine and Cheese today to see if it has moved to first place (always held a very firm second). My third was Cafe Tropical in Silverlake - pressed Cuban turkey. Delicious. The point of this email - where else is the best sandwich in LA? Just in case all my favorites fail me!

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  1. You will definitely want to review this prior thread:

    When you are done eating your way through the list please report back. ;-D

    1. The Artisan Cheese Gallery in Studio City makes awesome sanwiches. I'm particularly fond any sandwich they put on the daily special list.

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      1. re: attran99

        Second the Artisan Cheese Gallery... I'd say check out the Duck Confit, or the Breakfast Sandwich!


        1. re: CoffeeMonkee

          Third vote for the Duck Confit Panini at Artisan Cheese Gallery. Do yourself a favor and try the Muffuletta on an olive batard and their Grilled Veggie as well.

          They are simply Out. Standing!

      2. 1. Bay Cities Deli in Santa Monica. The meat selection is huge, toppings are great (you have to get the mild peppers) and the bread it comes on is amazing! Do yourself a favor and order online so you don't have to wait in line....but it's well worth it!
        2. Il Tramezzino in Beverly Hills. Pressed sandwiches...amazing! They also have a location in Studio City or North Hollywood

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        1. re: hdalsy

          good recs

          also good options at Clementine in century city and Belwood Bakery

          1. re: hdalsy

            I like Bay Cities Deli - but to me the star of those sandwiches is the freshly baked bread. GREAT bread. The rest is stuff like Boar's Head mortadella, proscuitto, ham, provolone (that are some of the ingrediants of their famous "Godmother" sandwich.).

            A good deli sandwich, but not even in my top 20 lifetime favorite sandwiches. But if we were just rating deli sandwiches? Well, that's a whole 'nuther subset.

          2. larchmont wine and cheese..for the best sandwiches hands down.

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            1. re: feedthebelly

              +1 for Larchmont Wine and Cheese -- the sandwiches are fresh, somewhat unique and oh so good

            2. I'm not much of a sandwich person but I think the best sandwich ever is the hot turkey and avocado with "everything" (mayo, onion, lettuce and tomato), served panini style, at Santino's on Lincoln a few blocks from Rose in MDR. It used to be a sandwich shop called Werner's that I had frequented since going to high school down the street (over 20 years ago, yikes.) The owner had passed away and the place was sold and turned into a more European casual sandwich shop, but they kept the large variety of foreign and domestic beers and put in a bunch of TVs for soccer and such. Although they completely revamped the menu I was so relieved that that turkey/avocado sandwich is still basically the same, alhough can be made "panini" style now.

              I'd love it if someone gave it a try and posted what they thought!

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              1. re: chowmominLA

                They have now moved to Venice Beach at Windward, btw.

                1. re: Phurstluv

                  They have 2 locations, the one on Lincoln reopened last summer.

                  1. re: hrhboo

                    Found their website with both locations noted. And it's good to see you posting again, hrhboo.

                    3021 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

                    1. re: Servorg

                      Thanks :)

                      The Windward location is more casual and serves mostly sandwiches, salads, light tapas, empanadas etc. The Lincoln location is more of a restaurant, they serve beer and wine and have a back patio with a huge grill. On different nights of the week the grill is used to make different things like paella, grilled pizza or Argentinian barbeque. The Lincoln location has live music on certain nights as well.

                        1. re: Servorg

                          I had it 2-3 years ago and it was very good. Then the place burned down, was closed for a couple of years and reopened a few months ago. I haven't tried it since then so can't vouch for it as I'm not sure if they have the same people cooking there. I can vouch for the Argentinian barbeque - very tasty, authentic and a fantastic deal. Platter for 2 people includes bread, salad, 5-6 different meats and costs $30.

                          1. re: hrhboo

                            The platter sounds great. It's not that far from us and I am going to bring pressure to bear on my wife (pressure = begging & pleading) to go! ;-D>

                            1. re: Servorg

                              Haha, I thought that might get you going! Call first to avoid disappointment, they usually have it on Sundays but not every Sunday. More like on Sundays when the owner feels like it. It's a quirky and interesting place, and the family who owns it couldn't be nicer.

                              The vibe is laid back, hanging on the patio drinking sangria/beer and gnawing on grilled meats. I should add that the cuts aren't particularly high end - it's usually chicken, sausage, short ribs, some kind of flank or skirt steak, sweetbreads and sometimes other bits and pieces thrown in. The service tends to be laid back too, a little like eating in your South American friend's backyard.

                    2. re: hrhboo

                      Where is it on Lincoln, not the original location, that seems to be an empty storefront right now.

                      1. re: Phurstluv

                        Google has it right between Marine and Pier on the east side of the street.

                        1. re: Phurstluv

                          It is the original location, they rebuilt after the fire.

                          1. re: hrhboo

                            Strange, there's no signage, last time (last week) I drove by.