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Oct 11, 2010 10:20 AM

Are Food Feuds (or Food Wars, depending what channel you watch) in Los Angeles?

If you watch Food Network, you'll know about Food Feuds with Michael Simon.

If you watch the Travel Channel, you'll know about Food Wars.

But the idea is the same, two local favorites battle it out for "The Best" or supremacy in that particular food genre.

Like, Pat and Geno's for the Philly Cheesesteak. Or Juniors and Eileens for the NY-Style Cheesecake. Etc.

Are there similar food feuds or wars in Los Angeles?

Here's my very truncated and limited list and my educated guess at what the hoi polloi would consider the winner in parentheses:

- Pastrami Sandwich: Langer's v. Canter's (winner: Langer's?)

- Xiao Long Bao: Din Tai Fung v. Dean Sin World (winner: Din Tai Fung?)

- Best high-end burger: Father's Office v. Foundry (winner: FO?)

- Dim Sum: Elite v. Sea Harbour (winner: __?)

- Fish Tacos: Best Fish Tacos Ensenada v. Tacos Baja Ensenada (winner: __?)

- Korean BBQ: Park's v. Soot Bull Jeep (winner: Park's?)

- Omakase (traditional edomae): Zo v. Mori (winner: Mori?)


Other food feuds or wars?

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  1. "- Fish Tacos: Best Fish Tacos Ensenada v. Tacos Baja Ensenada (winner: __?)"

    Ricky's VS All

    Taco Zone vs La Estrella
    Fabs Vs Slaw Dogs
    Santouka vs Daikokuya

    327 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    3760 S Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066

    Tacos Baja Ensenada
    385 W Whittier Blvd, Montebello, CA 90640

    La Estrella Restaurant
    330 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91104

    Tacos Ensenada
    24601 Raymond Way Ste 1, Lake Forest, CA 92630

    The Slaw Dogs
    720 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104

    1 Reply
    1. re: ns1

      Fab's is a slam dunk on that one!

      1. re: taiwanesesmalleats

        Yes, of course. How could I forget that one.

      2. If you are gonna do burgers you need to include 26 Beach! The Katsu California Roll Hamburger and now The Yuki Spicy Tuna Burger. This place is doing the most innovative burgers in LA! Check this out!

        26 Beach
        3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

        1. Tito's Tacos vs Pepe's in Alhambra
          Brooklyn Bagel vs Western Bagel
          Casa Bianca vs Petrillos
          Vito''s vs Village Pizza

          Tito's Tacos
          11222 Washington Pl, Culver City, CA 90230

          Western Bagel
          21749 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

          2 Replies
          1. re: Burger Boy

            Is there really a battle between bagels? I think the general consensus is that either (1) they are all bad or (2) they are all about the same.

            1. re: Burger Boy

              Vito's vs. Village seems like an awfully random pairing when interloper Joe's of Bleecker is right up the street from Vito.

              Mr Taster

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