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sel Feb 24, 2009 09:40 PM

I've been spending time in this area and need some new places for a delicious lunch. Casual dress is a requirement but interested in ALL types of chow, especially healthy and scrumptious sandwiches along the lines of Mendocino Farms in downtown L.A.

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    sel Feb 25, 2009 08:51 PM


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      Grubber Feb 25, 2009 09:00 PM

      Hollingshead Deli right across the street in the corner behind Duke's Burgers. Excellent sandwiches, & wonderful beer selection.

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      1. re: Grubber
        moto Feb 25, 2009 10:42 PM

        grubber, I really enjoy Hollingshead, but to honor sel's request for "healthy" I'd have to grade their sandwiches as decent, middle-amerika/mainstream 'boarshead'(what they actually use I think) meats generic. Fresh and tasty, decent choice of breads, but very mid-western (I lived there nine years). It's pretty much an all-cold menu, if that makes a difference. Nice people own and run it, know their beers and carry some that are not easily found in o.c.

      2. DrBruin Feb 25, 2009 10:10 PM

        How near is near for you? If you're willing to go for a quick hop, try Zov's Bistro and the Crab Cooker... both in the same shopping center.

        Healthy and scrumptious sandwiches? Why does the phrase... "five dolla' footlongs" keep playing in my mind. kidding.

        1. Das Ubergeek Feb 26, 2009 05:52 AM

          Hollingshead has the kind of sandwiches your Wisconsin mom packed for lunch, but good beer. There's the Chili Pepper -- decent Mexican seafood. Arriba Baja Grill has good fish tacos (not as good as El Taco Nazo or TBE, so don't expect it). Good burgers at Original Mike's on Main/1st in Santa Ana. Juan Pollo is just around on Bristol/Memory. Mother's Market has a good hippy-dippy counter. Kaffa! Coffee has OK sandwiches, and you're not too far from the Orange Circle, with Frog's Breath, Gabbi's, Citrus City Grill, Felix, and Watson's Drugstore (mmmm patty melt). Also, Bangkok Taste is just two minutes away right off the next exit on the Santa Ana side (Grand, not Glassell).

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          1. re: Das Ubergeek
            A5 KOBE Feb 27, 2009 10:41 AM

            Chili Peppers is good but is pretty watered down to me.

            Although I do occasionally fiend for some watered down Mexican food sometimes.

            1. re: Das Ubergeek
              kevin Feb 27, 2009 11:15 AM

              the filling station is not half bad either. and i've grown to really enjoy the weird as all hell coleslaw at Hollingshead's as well as their Midwestern, dainty, for lack of a better word tea sandwiches. truly an oddity in the sandwiches department, but I really quite like em. my pocket book does not though, for some reason, it all feels to overpriced for suburban orange.


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              kevin Feb 27, 2009 11:13 AM

              Loved the "Nothing"? response.

              But seriously Hollingshead's Deli on Main in Orange, over 350 bottles beers, a close to a dozen on tap to go with the best Midwestern by way of Green Bay, Wis, sandwiches you have ever had. These are petite style sandwiches, though still very good not cheap either.

              Went recently and had a couple beers (each was 6-7 bucks) as well as a couple pickled eggs (1.5 per) and a two sandwiches, a double turkey as well as piping hot, delicious Vienna beef pastrami (not at all lean) and it was about 35 bucks.

              and i was still hungry after all that. so in retrospect, it is a swell place, but be prepared to be and be prepared to pay through the nose.


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                kevin Feb 27, 2009 11:20 AM

                I almost forgot.

                Hollingshead is within three blocks or less of CHOC.

                Also, I forgot but Pickles Deli is also good for sandwiches, has good fries too, and philly cheesteaks and pastrami dips. All at prices much cheaper than Hollingsheads though it loses in the atmosphere department and has no beers or any alcohol whatsoever. just sodas, and snapples, etc.


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