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Teriyaki Fries - used to be in the valley

loreeLB Jan 13, 2009 03:47 PM

Several years ago there was a place, on Burbank Blvd teetering on North Hollywood & Van Nuys that was a little walk up burger/sandwich place that made these fries that they then put on the flat top grill and added their version of teriyaki sauce and cooked them together, HEAVENLY! There was a falafel place next door to it and it was down the street from Valley College, Looking for a place that does this?!??!!

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    ToroTaku May 5, 2009 12:27 AM

    Rascal's Teriyaki (3 locations) might satisfy the craving. You can also order a Teri-Avacado cheese burger to go with it.

    Some of you might remember Spikes (original location San Gabriel) now the closest thing is B-man's which is run by his son.

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    1. re: ToroTaku
      Burger Boy Aug 18, 2009 11:57 PM

      I thought I saw a Spikes the other day when I was tooling around SGV after going to The Donut Man.

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        ipsedixit Aug 19, 2009 09:03 AM

        Yeah, the original one in San Gabriel (on San Gabriel Blvd and Valley) closed about a 1.5 years ago, but I believe there's another one that opened up in the Inland Empire in Ontario somewhere.

        1. re: ipsedixit
          Burger Boy Aug 19, 2009 12:17 PM

          I think I was between Glendora or Covina, who knows, I was so high from the peach donuts at The Donut Man I could have been in Arizona and not known it!

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      turbo944part May 4, 2009 10:04 PM

      That was Union Sub on Burbank Blvd. Amazing.. coming out of valley college to the terriyaki fries was a true pleasure. Owned my some hardnosed South Afrikans who could also make a mean steak sandwich... After that Barnabys on laurel canyon took over the king of terrayaki fries. They also closed and now its been years since ive been able to taste the love that occurs between a fry and teriyaki sauce..

      1. ipsedixit Jan 13, 2009 08:34 PM

        B'Man's Teriyaki in Pasadena.


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          Servorg May 5, 2009 05:35 AM

          Looks like they don't have their website up any longer.

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            SeaCook Jul 20, 2010 10:59 AM

            Funny Bman's still there. I passed it this morning.

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              Servorg Jul 20, 2010 11:04 AM

              In that case, I'll link to their menu here http://www.menupix.com/menudirectory/... Maybe they'll get their website reestablished someday?

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                WildSwede Jul 20, 2010 11:17 AM

                There is a new B-Man's in Monrovia on Myrtle north of the 210 in the Best Buy center. I have never tried them, tho.

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                  Servorg Jul 20, 2010 11:25 AM

                  The menu link above shows a second location in what they are calling Azusa (at 990 E Alosta Ave.). Is that one you are thinking of, or do they (perhaps this one in Azusa is no longer extant?) have 3 sites?

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                    WildSwede Jul 20, 2010 11:29 AM

                    No, the one I am talking about is on Myrtle. In that new center that also has a mexican fast food place. I will confirm. I just called the Pasadena location and they said that it is not open yet - should be open in August. Same center as Best Buy.

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                      ipsedixit Jul 20, 2010 12:48 PM

                      B-Man's is awesome by the way.

                      ABC burger is the way to go. I'm always tempted to ask them to combine a Teriyaki, Curry and Chili fries in one plate. Yum.

                      And fwiw, it's my goto place for chicken teriyaki now that Spike's is now more (and reincarnated as an ill-advised Yun Nan 168 restaurant).

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                        WildSwede Jul 20, 2010 03:54 PM

                        Thanks, Ipse! I will have to try them. I have driven by many times, but never stopped. The curry and chili fries sound good. But since they have teriyaki in their name... ;-)

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          omakase Jan 13, 2009 07:52 PM

          Yes, Yes, Yes - a wonderful '80's memory - going to Union Sub for a Pastrami Sandwich and those Teriyaki Fries and then hitting class at Valley College. I sure miss that place. I hope someone can come up with its equal because I haven't found it.

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          1. re: omakase
            Burger Boy Jan 13, 2009 08:22 PM

            I do not know if there is an equal, just like there is no equal to Big Wiennies in Hollywood, also from the 80's.

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            Glory25 Jan 13, 2009 06:59 PM

            It was Union Sub and they made the best teriyaki steak with grilled onions - my oh my I still have dreams about that sandwich.

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              Burger Boy Jan 13, 2009 04:30 PM

              If it was Union Subs it would not surprise me. Union Subs made the most transendentally sublime teriyaki cheese steak sandwich ever, it was legendary.

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                loreeLB Jan 13, 2009 04:32 PM

                that sounds vaguely familiar, what happened to them??!

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                  Burger Boy Jan 13, 2009 04:35 PM

                  Gone bye bye...................

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                  robhoner Jul 18, 2010 02:44 PM

                  There will never ever be another Union sub, I have searched for decades for something even close to that heavenly teriyaki cheese steak standwich from Union Sub, I always will remember unwrapping it from the aluminum foil the smell of the freshly grilled sweet onions the the taste of the teriyaki soaked into the roll. I have searched for this taste for decades and never have come upon one sandwich shop that was able to duplicate. If there is a heaven there will once again be a Union sub

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                    Burger Boy Jul 18, 2010 06:36 PM

                    Amen brother! We all miss it, like Jay's Jayburgers! RIP

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                      loreeLB Jul 20, 2010 10:40 AM

                      I second that! Thanks robhoner, now I'm crraving it! :)

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