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Apr 22, 2009 03:36 AM

Open Faced Turkey Sandwich??

When I was a kid, my dad used to take me to Larry Parkers Diner, on Beverly Dr. I used to always get the hot open-faced turkey sandwich, which by my memory (almost 20 years ago) used to be fresh sliced turkey, yellow-ish gravy, soggy white bread, and mashed potato and veggie. Very close to a Thanksgiving dinner, which I know I can get at multiple places. I really miss that dinner, and would like to find another close to it. Anyone know what I'm talking about?

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  1. Kate Mantilini has a sandwich very similar to what you describe.

    Kate Mantilini Restaurants
    9101 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    1. I'm sure you can find this at most of the old-school coffee shops lingering around town. It's my go-to diner order, and I had a decent version at Dinah's the other day. I'd be surprised if it's not at Pann's, Goody's (San Gabriel), etc.

      Most use sort of a thick-sliced, rather processed-tasting turkey, which may be what you want, since the "Thanksgiving dinner" plates use a better bird. Soggy bread, mystery gravy - what could be better?

      Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
      6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

      6521 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

      Goody's Restaurant
      865 E Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776

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      1. re: cant talk...eating

        Pann's has a "Hot Turkey Sandwich Platter" made with hand carved turkey breast and a very good house gravy. It comes with their special cranberry sauce and choice of sides. This meal is like having Thanksgiving all over again. Have a oreo shake with it and its like being a kid again.

      2. Try The Main Course, on Pico in Rancho Park, on the north side of the street almost across from the clubhouse of the golf course. They specialize in turkey, roasting real birds daily. Let us know how it works out -- many of the reviews of the place are over a decade old.

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          1. re: schrutefarms

            West of the Fox Lot on Pico. The Golf Course there and the Neighborhood is called Rancho Park.

            Main Course
            10509 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

        1. Brent's Deli has a great version - definitely fresh turkey, not the processed stuff.

          Brent's Deli
          19565 Parthenia St, Northridge, CA 91324

          1. DON'T SHOOT! Seriously... for your descriptor, that's Jerry's Famous Deli's version... soggy white bread, yellowish gravy, stickier mashed potatoes, gelatin cranberry sauce... I know, it's Jerry's, so I'm sorry... they have two gravies though, so be careful which you get.

            Mel's Diner and Nate'n'Al's also both offer.

            Cheesecake Factory does too, but they use a sourdough rather than white bread. Though you do get their mashed potatoes...