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Servorg Mar 6, 2011 07:31 AM

Last night at Pann's. The best non-gourmet patty melt in Los Angeles. 2/3 of a lb of perfectly cooked medium rare beef that has enough meat juice running out of it to make gravy. Waffle and wings with a side of strawberry's and whipped cream. One piece of Sock it to Me cake with vanilla ice cream. One loosening of the belt by a couple of notches. One long satisfied sigh (and a determined return to a more sensible diet for the remainder of the week).

I'll say it. I love Pann's.

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

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  1. wienermobile RE: Servorg Mar 6, 2011 07:50 AM

    I'll second that. I love Pann's. That patty melt is the best.

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      mucho gordo RE: wienermobile Mar 6, 2011 08:15 AM

      Is that the one on Victory near Woodley? Mrs g and I love a good pmelt

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        Servorg RE: mucho gordo Mar 6, 2011 08:17 AM

        Are you asking about another restaurant not mentioned in this thread? If you look at the place link you can see on the map where Pann's is located (near LAX/Fox Hills Mall).

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

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          mucho gordo RE: Servorg Mar 6, 2011 11:00 AM

          I'm asking about the same place; apparently just a different location. They have at least 2 more that I know of.

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            Servorg RE: mucho gordo Mar 6, 2011 11:02 AM

            I am almost certain that the Pann's I posted about here is a one of kind. Maybe you are thinking of an unrelated place with a similar (or even the same name)?

            ADD: Here is the history of Pann's from their website: http://www.panns.com/ourstory.htm

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              GK in SO RE: mucho gordo Mar 6, 2011 11:11 AM

              Mucho Gordo, I think you are referring to Panos Charbroiler, a Greek fast food place. A quick Google search showed this as a single location restaurant.

              The OP is referring to the venerable LA diner named Pann's located (also, a single location only) by LAX.

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

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                wienermobile RE: GK in SO Mar 6, 2011 11:21 AM

                There is one and only Pann's since 1958.

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

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                  mucho gordo RE: GK in SO Mar 6, 2011 01:23 PM

                  By jove, I think you're right! My apologies to servorg and wiener

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                    wienermobile RE: mucho gordo Mar 6, 2011 03:23 PM

                    Not a problem mucho gordo, but now it is your duty to go and get a patty melt at Pann's and report back.

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                      mucho gordo RE: wienermobile Mar 6, 2011 03:40 PM

                      Do ya think they'll deliver to the North Hollywood area??

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                        wienermobile RE: mucho gordo Mar 6, 2011 03:42 PM

                        Yes they do...Minimum Order $500. That works out to about 50 patty melts. Enjoy.

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                          Servorg RE: wienermobile Mar 6, 2011 03:49 PM

                          Worth every penny... ;-D>

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                            mucho gordo RE: wienermobile Mar 6, 2011 04:11 PM

                            La Tijera is quite a schlep from here for what is basically a cheeseburger with grilled onions served on rye bread instead of a bun.

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                              JAB RE: mucho gordo Mar 7, 2011 05:46 AM

                              In this case (Pann's), the sum of it's parts ...

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                                Servorg RE: JAB Mar 7, 2011 06:01 AM

                                Too true. And the real beauty goes beyond the food and must include the fact that Pann's is a treasure. Something like a Frank Lloyd Wright house or work of art in the Louvre. It draws a cast of characters straight out of the United Nations. Yes, I love the googie architecture. But I also love the people who work there and the way all of LA seems to gather there in a true show of the power of the rainbow...every color and creed, enjoying one of the last of a rapidly dying breed. My worry is for the future. But I will continue to enjoy it in the present as often as I can...

          2. Thi N. RE: Servorg Mar 8, 2011 07:34 AM

            I eat a surprisingly large amount of Pann's fried chicken.

            By which I mean: I order Pann's fried chicken surprisingly often, and when I order it, I eat a surprisingly large portion of that chicken.

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

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              Servorg RE: Thi N. Mar 8, 2011 07:54 AM

              No surprise there. ;-D>

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                reality check RE: Thi N. May 27, 2011 10:10 PM

                Not a fan of Pann's fried chicken, too dry and lacking flavor.

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

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                aizan RE: Servorg May 27, 2011 09:48 PM

                that was a rilly gewd patty melt. =)

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                  AAQjr RE: aizan May 30, 2011 11:22 PM

                  I am going to turn into a grumpy old man! A proper pattymelt needs to come with swiss cheese.

                  And Reality check! Next time you feel Pann's fried chicken is dry and lacking flavor go to Dinah's ;) OMG! and how do you make pancakes that bad?!

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

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