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tripe, tongue, or sweetbreads near UCLA?

adorno Feb 18, 2013 02:21 PM

Coming to UCLA from NY for a departmental gig. I will be without a car. I love tongue or tripe or sweetbreads in virtually all preps: tacos, Asian tripe soup, Korean gopchang jigae, deli tongue sandwiches, etc. Anything in walking distance of UCLA? It doesn't need to be upscale but it does need sit-down (so not a taco truck). Ideas?

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    chrishei Feb 18, 2013 02:35 PM

    Tongue sandwich - Attari Sandwich Shop on Westwood south of Wilshire Blvd.

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    1. re: chrishei
      adorno Feb 18, 2013 03:34 PM

      Actually, my one free day is a Monday and they appear to be closed then. Any other ideas?

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        kevin Feb 18, 2013 10:27 PM

        Fundamental LA sometimes has the sweetbreads.

        It's also kind of a sandwich shoppe.

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      Xan7hos Feb 20, 2013 05:59 PM

      Tsujita on Sawtelle makes my favorite beef tongue dish, it's cut about 3/4 cm thick so not as thin as traditional slices, but it's got a great grilled flavor and the spicy condiment they serve with it
      Compliments it so well.

      I wasn't a fan of Attaris brain,
      Didn't try the tongue+brain combo, the spices
      Overpowered the flavor of the brain for me

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      1. re: Xan7hos
        adorno Feb 20, 2013 06:02 PM

        Is Sawtelle walking distance from UCLA? I seem to remember it being a bit further than that.

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          wienermobile Feb 20, 2013 06:13 PM

          It's a bit of a walk at around 2 1/2 to 3 miles.

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            ilysla Feb 20, 2013 11:11 PM

            Or you could take the Big Blue Bus. You can take a bus to Westwood/Olympic and then the 5 runs along Olympic (although I'm not sure if it stops near Sawtelle). At any rate, you can take a look for yourself:


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