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Jan 10, 2010 06:51 PM

Where to get hot pepper hoagie relish in L.A.?

I've tried to find it for years...
Finally, they had it at Ralph's in Sherman Oaks this past summer, but not any more!!! Argh!!
It's like this stuff:
I had forgotten about this ambrosia until, several years ago, I walked into the Cousin's Subs at Burbank and Van Nuys (gone now). It was one of the condiments that you had to put on yourself.
Back in NorthCentral PA, they always asked, "oil and peppers?" This relish was what they were talking about when they said 'peppers'.
Any ideas where to get it out here?

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  1. Bay Cities definitely has a hot pepper relish option on their hoagies, so I imagine they could package it to go. Also, the Tony Packo's stuff from Toledo is at Artisan Cheese in Studio City.

    1. That kind of relish is THE best spread on sandwiches. I too was weaned on it on the east coast. Yep, Bay Cities for sure, it's my go-to spot for the stuff, have a jar of it in the pantry in fact. Not that brand (never tried it, looks good), but "Cento". This: http://www.fineproductsinternational....

      1. Yeppers, those are ther peppers. I get them at A-1 Italian groceries in San Pedro.

        1. The Monte Carlo market in Burbank also carries it.

          Monte Carlo Delicatessen & Restaurant
          3103 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

          1. Don't know if you are looking for a place to get a sandwich with it on, or buy a jar of your own. Lee's Hoagie House, which is from the east coast, in Pasadena, has it as an option on their sandwich - it is particularly good on their original chicken hoagie.

            Lee's Hoagie House
            2269 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107