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So my High School Culinary Society went to Philippes

flowerofhighrank Nov 18, 2010 07:36 PM

about 8 kids tried all of the meats, the chili, apple pie, pickles and pickled eggs (a first for me). Everyone enjoyed everything. The chili was a surprise hit. The lamb was the favorite meat. Two kids almost died from the mustard; they were expecting Guldens? After we walked to Union Station and looked around- great building!
They loved it. Me, I prefer Cole's. Sue me, I do. Next time...hoping for a cheese tasting or Thai food.

  1. Professor Salt Nov 18, 2010 07:38 PM

    It's a great thing you're doing, taking young people to explore the world of food.

    Opinions are split on Philippe's on this board. But those kids will forever remember you took them for their first lamb dip, and they can make up their own minds once they've had a chance to get all jaded like we are, lol.

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    1. re: Professor Salt
      Dommy Nov 19, 2010 09:13 AM

      LOL!! Nice closing sentance.... ;)

      Their chili is a comfort thing, the Dolores brick with their own beef... similar to Tommys but with more body and beefines...

      We go to Philipes often for meetings and have also grown tired of the dip, but we still like their soups. Not bad with one of their crusty rolls... ;D


      1. re: Dommy
        AAQjr Nov 20, 2010 04:50 PM

        Hah! Now that's an old skool LA diner. It's always a shock to see them mentioned on CH. Never had the chili there though

    2. J.L. Nov 19, 2010 02:52 PM

      Thanks for reporting back!

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