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veal parm sandwich and manhatten clam chowder

JimmyC Jan 17, 2011 05:37 AM

would prefer a veal parm sub. a red clam chowder with thin sauce and a kick.help

  1. DrBruin Jan 17, 2011 05:39 AM

    Can't help you with the veal parm, but for the Manhattan clam chowder, my favorite for 20+ years has been the Crab Cooker (two locations, one in Newport Beach and the other in Tustin).

    The Crab Cooker
    2200 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663

    1. Servorg Jan 17, 2011 06:51 AM

      One previous discussion of veal parm sandwich here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/655071

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        JimmyC Jan 17, 2011 07:40 AM

        been to sorrentos it was decent but not great.veal parm is an overelooked food in la area which is surprising to me thanks servorg

        1. re: JimmyC
          Servorg Jan 17, 2011 08:01 AM

          I've heard (but not had) good things about the veal parmesan sandwich at Rafallos on La Brea in Hollywood. http://www.rafallospizzeria.com/

          Raffallos Pizza
          1657 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

      2. J.L. Jan 17, 2011 11:03 AM

        Each Friday, Philippe's the Original in Downtown features clam chowders of both types: New England (white) and Manhattan (red). Try them with a French-dipped sandwich, and Philippe's horseradish with a scorching kick.

        1. Phurstluv Jan 17, 2011 01:32 PM

          Have you tried Bay cities Italian deli for the veal parm sub? I've only had their chicken parm sub, it was delicious, would be surprised if they didn't have veal parm as well.

          Also little known neighborhood place in the Palisades, Vittorios, happens to have veal parm that tastes like back home to me (new york/new england southern italian). They are now open for lunch, and would be surprised if they didn't make a sub for you if you asked them too.

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          1. re: Phurstluv
            wienermobile Jan 17, 2011 01:54 PM

            Nope, no veal parm at Bay Cities but their chicken parm is very good.

            Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery
            1517 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

            1. re: Phurstluv
              kevin Jan 19, 2011 09:48 PM

              mmm, sounds good, never heard of this joint, but then again I don't usually make it out to Pacific Palisades that frequently. I always thought it was a dining wasteland (kind of like LA's version of NY's UWS).

              1. re: kevin
                Phurstluv Jan 20, 2011 01:12 PM

                it is, believe me. it's a family run place that's been there longer than i have, and we enjoy the NY style pizza, the veal parm, and the garlic rolls that are free are KILLER.

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              mopeyboy Jan 17, 2011 09:26 PM

              Go to the Palm. Order the veal parm. They will serve bread at the table. Place veal parm on bread. Eat. It will be delicious. (Should be enough for two sandwiches)

              Start with Gigi Salad. They may have red chowder. Have the key lime pie or chocolate cake for dessert.

              1. Mr Taster Jan 18, 2011 02:21 PM

                If you're even in the slightest bit industrious, you may consider making Manhattan clam chowder yourself.

                It's surprisingly simply, and incredibly delicious. I've posted a recipe I've had some great success with, here:


                Mr Taster

                1. cant talk...eating Jan 18, 2011 04:07 PM

                  Had a good version of the chowder at San Marino Seafood recently. Can't help you with a veal parm sub, sorry!

                  San Marino Seafood
                  2150 Huntington Dr, San Marino, CA 91108

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                  1. re: cant talk...eating
                    JimmyC Jan 18, 2011 05:24 PM

                    mr taster good call i made some yesterday took care of that bucket liist item lol

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                      JimmyC Jan 18, 2011 05:27 PM

                      checked your recipe only variation green bell pepper no wine and added hot cherry peppers and thyme

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                    sfgirl22 Jan 20, 2011 02:12 PM

                    The Grill on Hollywood makes a good Manhattan chowder

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                      flowergirl Jan 20, 2011 03:34 PM

                      Santa Monica Seafood (10th and Wilshire) has delicious clam chowder - New England and Manhattan.

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                        J.L. Jan 20, 2011 04:45 PM

                        Respectfully disagree about SM Seafood's chowder being good.

                      2. monku Feb 9, 2011 02:45 PM

                        Went to Nicky D's in Silver Lake last night and had a fantastic garlic and clam pizza and noticed they had veal parmigiana subs on the menu.

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