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Jan 13, 2009 03:47 PM

Teriyaki Fries - used to be in the valley

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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  1. 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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    1. re: Burger Boy

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

      1. re: Burger Boy

        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

        1. re: robhoner

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

          1. re: robhoner

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

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

          1. 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

              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.

              1. re: ipsedixit

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

                1. re: Servorg

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

                  1. re: SeaCook

                    In that case, I'll link to their menu here Maybe they'll get their website reestablished someday?

                    1. re: Servorg

                      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.

                      1. re: WildSwede

                        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?

                        1. re: Servorg

                          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.

                          1. re: WildSwede

                            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).

                            1. re: ipsedixit

                              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... ;-)

              2. 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..