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Oct 11, 2012 04:00 PM

Fresh roasted turkey sandwiches ?

I still can't quite find these. Basically they are not turkey cold cuts nor are they full on hot turkey sandwiches.

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  1. the last good ones i had were:
    1) the one served to me at the MAIN DISH which is on Pico sort of near the golf course.
    dunno if they are even still in business
    2) the jewish deli style turkey sandwich served to me at Nate 'n Al's

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    1. re: westsidegal

      The Main Dish is still going, or at least appears to be.

      This is a place with a cafeteria-type line. You can eat in but most of the business appears to be take-out or delivery. It is on the north side of Pico just west of Patricia (Rancho Park Golf course) and just west of Century City. Remember over two decades ago when Elmer Dills and Merrill Schindler did a restaurant show on KABC radio? I think they still have ads from them.

      What they do, and do well, is roast whole turkeys and serve full Thanksgiving-style meals, along with other comfort food. You gotta respect any business that has a model and has managed to stay open for so long. Must be doing a lot right -- rents aren't cheap in that area.

      1. re: nosh

        They do still have ads from those kats. You are correct. And I believe it's still in operation. I do have to say the room is pretty depressing the turkey sandwich I had there was OK nothing special, though I was going to order the turkey dinner but it was not late enough in the afternoon for them to have the freshly roasted turkey dinner on hand.

      2. re: westsidegal

        It's called The Main Course. I haven't been for years but my mom picked up a full dinner there last week and really joyed it.

      3. Pann's and Brent's both do really good hand carved fresh turkey sandwiches. Surprisingly also Koo Koo Roo on Wilshire and 20th in Santa Monica is hand carved to order.

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        1. re: wienermobile

          ...and Philippe's Turkey Dip & Langer's Hot Turkey sandwich... or really go for it with Langer's #9 triple decker Turkey, Tongue and Roast Beef.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            I almost even forgot that there was a Lawry's @ la live.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              ... and Lawry's offshoot: The Tam O"Shanter in Atwater Village celebrating its 90th anniversary at that site.

              They also carve fresh roast beef, prime rib, corned beef and pastrami at their Ale & Sandwich Bar.

              1. re: SilverlakeGirl

                I love the Ale & Sandwich Bar. Always an interesting crowd, too!

            2. Such a good question!! I have been contenting myself with Trader Joe's carved turkey breast. Not bad. At least it's the general idea, not deli meat, and their package makes several sandwiches.

              1. Magee's Kitchen, in Farmers Market, serves a fresh carved turkey sandwich in addition to its roast beef and corned beef selections. It's simple and straightforward roasted turkey on a roll. Period.

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                1. re: Jack Flash

                  I had their corned beef sandwich yesterday and it was as good as ever, handcarved with the utmost care. Simple, delicious, honestly put all those other 'high polish' new places opening up in the farmers market to shame.