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Orleans and York: Now with a second location in Inglewood

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I was heading down Florence to pick Dommy up at LAX when I saw it out of the corner of my eye. We went back to confirm. As of now the Yelp address is wrong. It's in a bigger and well kept shopping center at 400 E Florence Ave in Inglewood. which is a couple of blocks east of La Brea. Plus it's very near the Forum and kind of near LAX.

According to the folks cleaning up, they said its open til 9pm which is an hour later then the Slauson location. but call to confirm.

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  1. Awesome.....

    1. What's good here? Will try it after a Costco run.

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      1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

        Fried catfish po boy with crack hot sauce.

        1. re: Dirtywextraolives

          Thanks,

      2. You guys don't even know...

        Ever since I first went to the first Orleans and York Location, I've had to STOP myself from going there every week. Between their fresh baked bread. Crack sauce. wonderful friendly service and great price. UGH. it's the perfect lunch spot... and in the end i'd gain like 50lbs in a week because I just INHALE their sandwiches...

        So when P. showed me this location... I LET him take me there in interest of checking it out for the house (you are welcome!)

        First, the Bad news about this new location... it's actually closer to my work (yes. bad news for me).

        The good news is it's actually not far from the 405. It's a great stop for some forum pre-gaming (there is a liquor store on the corner of the very clean and bright shopping center) and is going to be SAVIOR for everyone ever having jury duty in the Inglewood courts. It's seriously going to be a bright spot in the area that is going to undergo some major changes as the LAX line gets installed right across the street (with hopefully a stop nearby!!)

        Now for the grub: Is it better than the original.

        OMG! I think it's better!! Like the original they bake all the bread fresh. But I swear the bread is SO much better now!! Before, I used to warn people about not having the full on Po Boy experience with the crusty bread. Now the bread is wonderfully CRISP!! It's so light, it never overpowers, and yet sturdy enough to hold in all those fillings they stuff them with.

        I could not help myself and ordered my favorite, the Cat Fish Po Boy. OMG perfection. Between the crispy bread... the fresh fried fish and the crack sauce... that was ALL i needed. Somehow they even make that awful shredded lettuce stuff work. It allows a nice cool and crisp component in the sandwich without adding to the mess. And it creates little pockets in which the crack sauce can nestle into while keeping the fish crisp and bread not soggy.

        As usual, the folks there are as sweet as can be. ALL order are made to order. P had the veggie muffaletta, which even the grilled veggies were prepared fresh (Great slices of eggplant, zucchini, onions... one of the best veggie sandwiches out there!)

        Really... just take a look at this (And there is WAY more fish in there that it looks like...)

        http://imgur.com/0UlghJX

        Honestly, I think after decades of being a Godmother Divotee... This is now my new favorite sandwich in the city...

        --Dommy!

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        1. re: Dommy

          Yeah. I almost made it to the original location earlier today but then settled for Pann's.

          Anyhow, I really love that fried catfish po boy w the red rooster inflected buttery hot sauce.

          And for once, the price is definitely right. A po boy and a can of coke for under a 10 spot.

          Not half bad.

          1. re: Dommy

            Here''s the photo of the veggie muffuletta and of their stash of flour & rice to prove things are made in house.

             
             
            1. re: Dommy

              Oh that IS some seriously good news......

              1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                I just scratched it from the bucket list at lunch today. The catfish po' boy with added shrimp. Didn't realize the crack sauce comes on the side, so glad I went back and inquired after I got the sandwich. They gave me a couple containers to apply myself. Yummmm. And such a nice staff. And World Cup on the telly. Well worth the major detour.

                1. re: Wayno

                  Glad that it loved up to the hype. I agree... well worth a visit when passing by on the 405!

                  --Dommy!

              2. re: Dommy

                Since I am on the way to or from LAX every single week, I definitely will make this a stop for a pre- or post-flight lunch. Your catfish po' boy looks awesome; have you also tried the shrimp version? I'd like to know how that compares, and if a combo may be available. Also, thanks to this board, I finally hit up Pann's after landing at LAX on Monday. I cannot f'ing believe I've gone to or from LAX a hundred times in the 2 years I've lived in LA and never before stopped there. Better late than never. Had the patty melt of course - loved it, even though the burger was slightly overcooked and the onions slightly undercooked. I do kinda' doubt that it's really 2/3 lb of meat, but it was still plenty, especially since I followed it up with one of their biscuits, which I thought was heavenly (and it was comped, since the waiter left me sitting at the table for so long before he realized I was there).

                1. re: Wayno

                  You're a better man than me.

                  I'm stuffed after the Patty Melt so usually I'd get it with a piece of the fresh fruit or pickled beets rather than fries or onion rings.

                  Their blackened catfish with scrabbled eggs and garlic cheese toast is preety damn swell too.

                  1. re: kevin

                    I had the "pineapple slaw" with my patty melt, and it was no great shakes. But glad I had enough room for that fluffy biscuit for dessert. That lunch filled me up pretty good; so I didn't eat dinner until that evening.

                  2. re: Wayno

                    The shrimp version is also excellent... Perfectly cooked crispy shrimp and plenty of them too! But it makes for a messier sandwich, which since I'm often in work clothes when I'm there, gives the edge to the catfish...

                    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BNEdW6mCE...

                    --Dommy!

                    1. re: Dommy

                      I will admit that I found the fried oyster po boy, the breading was just too thick and lumpy, to be passable to ok and then I tried the fried catfish po boy and it was great.

                      Too bad they don't served sliced pickle chips.

                      My po boy req'ts for a fully dressed varietal are lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles.

                      1. re: Dommy

                        That looks good but it needs a significant lashing with some of that proprietary hot sauce.

                        1. re: kevin

                          It doesn't matter what sandwich you get there... you MUST get the hot sauce... It makes EVERYTHING better...

                          --Dommy!

                          1. re: Dommy

                            Is it super hot (hope not), or just some heat but good flavor as well?

                            1. re: Wayno

                              Its kind of like a vinegary Red Rooster sauce doctored with loads of drawn butter or oil.

                              So it ain't highly capsicum ranging stuff.

                              1. re: Wayno

                                Not super spicy and its a warm heat not a stinger. As mentioned before, it's like red rooster with drawn butter (My guess would be margarine actually) and spices (pepper, garlic powder, oregano... who knows). So there is a bit of vinegary tang with a touch of richness and an amazing taste. It's served warm and It just CLINGS to the sandwich so beautifully and tastes amazing.

                                --Dommy!

                                1. re: Dommy

                                  It's definitely no shrimp tobomopampo from Babita's.

                                2. re: Wayno

                                  It's Red Rooster vinegary hot sauce and either Parkay or butter. In-house they call it crack sauce and we'd agree. It's not all that hot in the grand scheme of things.

                            2. re: Dommy

                              i went there with my girlfriend who was raised in loreauville, louisiana and she blessed the shrimp po' boy.

                              this is a major big deal endorsement in my book.

                              she's VERY discriminating about shrimp, having grown up where one goes to the boat dock to get shrimp that was caught today to make tonight's dinner.

                              1. re: westsidegal

                                Wow. I always warned people because of the bread (at least initally when it was a more chewy roll) that it's not a 100% authentic po'boy (I still miss the ones from Creole Chef). But to have that endoresement it's a big thing!! Especially since I don't think the family was going for 100% authentic... just 100% quality, deliciousness and value... :)

                                --Dommy!

                                1. re: Dommy

                                  I was surprised that the people behind the counter didn't recognize the name Dommy when I asked last night since they even have some sort of CHOW blurb posted on the wall. Despite living just over only and a half away I finally made it there.

                                  Both the shrimp plate and the catfish po'boy were excellent. I don't know if they've improved the bread since opening but both of us loved the bread. Just enough crisp, but not too much to make for a challenge to rip through. To me catfish can occasionally be soggy and/or musty tasting but this was neither. It's a big sandwich with a lot of fish in it too.

                                  The shrimp was really tasty. In a perfect world they might be a little juicier, but that is really a nit-pick. They're good sized, and have a really nice flavor with a hint of sweetness. Like the catfish, they're not overly coated or greasy. The number of fries they put on the platter was ridiculous. I'm a big eater, my wife likes fries, and the sandwich doesn't come with them. But after both eating a lot of them from the platter, there were still 35-40% left. If they chunk them whole shrimp into the po'boy I can see how it might be a little chunky to eat but I'm going to get it next time and at worst have to do some cutting as the flavor on those shrimp was really good.

                                  No question everything needs the sauce, and whoever called it "crack" was right. I asked for extra and am stoked to have brought four home to douse on something later. It's definitely not what I would say is very spicy. More of a triumverate of spice, butteriness, and vinegar.

                                  I asked for and got a pickle and an a couple of pepperoncini with each order. They cut through the fried goodness. Unfortunately we went close to the 9:30 close and they were out of coleslaw. Mac salad was good, not great. Has anyone had a pastrami sandwich there? I'm a pastrami junkie.

                                  1. re: john gonzales

                                    A co-worker's son loves the Pastrami for what its worth. Since they source their meat from Dietz and Watson I presume their pastrami comes from there. It won't be a Langer's type experience, but decent nonetheless.

                          2. re: Dommy

                            fantastic rec Dommy! it was a great weekend where we made it over to this new branch and tried that Catfish Po Boy you recommended. delish! :> lovely. thanx for the rec.

                          3. Please emphasize that the address is 400 East Florence. Yelp and other sources have it wrong with 400 West Florence.

                            Even the menus at the Slauson location have it wrong.

                            I was told they were planning a Carson location; That would make my day.

                            1. I'd like to join the legion of fans of Orleans and York.

                              I'm taking Mondays off all summer and the last two weeks I've gone, first to the Slauson location, then to the Florence location.

                              Tried the shrimp po boy the first time, then shared the fried catfish po boy and the chicken salad hero with my son this week. All are excellent, nothing to write that hasn't already been written.

                              Except to add that they are in the process of adding a Carson location (near CCC) and a downtown location (not sure where). So, soon there will be four locations of Orleans and York.

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                              1. re: PaulF

                                Downtown... as in DTLA?! omg.

                                Also, how was the chicken salad? That is the only reason I still go to Mikes anymore...

                                --Dommy!

                                1. re: Dommy

                                  I'm pretty sure that's what the dude meant when I asked.

                                  1. re: Dommy

                                    Spring Street between 3rd and 4th.

                                    The guy in the Florence location said today that you can already see the construction going on at the dtla location.

                                    Tried the gumbo po boy today. Excellent.

                                    I've had lunch at O&Y three Mondays in a row now, once at Slauson and twice at Florence (more seating).

                                    1. re: PaulF

                                      DOWNTOWN?!? This made my day.

                                      1. re: chrishei

                                        It's all coming to you now! ;DDD

                                        --Dommy!

                                        1. re: Dommy

                                          I miss my O&Y/Pann's rotation though :(

                                    2. re: Dommy

                                      Mike's? Big Mike's?? where?

                                      1. re: nosh

                                        Mike's Deli
                                        4859 W Slauson Ave
                                        Los Angeles, CA 90056
                                        (323) 298-5960

                                        Mikes Deli #2
                                        238 E 1st St
                                        Los Angeles, CA 90012
                                        (213) 617-8443

                                        1. re: nosh

                                          Mike's Deli literally like a couple of blocks away from the Slauson O&Y. It is a Winsor Hills institution, it's my GO TO place for sandwich plates and salad trays. They also have a location in DTLA near Little Tokyo because their sandwiches are so popular with the LAPD in both areas. The Chicken Salad at O&Y (thanks for getting back to me PaulF!) sounds just like the one at Mikes, which I love. We'll be trying it for sure soon. :)

                                          --Dommy!

                                        2. re: Dommy

                                          Loved the c-salad, btw. I missed that part of your question last week. It was made fresh with chunks of chicken and lots of black pepper.

                                        3. re: PaulF

                                          Since I can't - or shouldn't - eat 2 sandwiches at one sitting, it's nice to know you can have a catfish/shrimp combo. Just order the catfish with extra shrimp. Costs a couple bucks extra as I recall.

                                          1. re: Wayno

                                            Their sandwiches are massive.

                                            My son (he's 18, not a kid) and I could not finish two sandwiches between us.

                                            The dilemma is that I you'l probably want to eat a po boy while it's hot. If that's not an issue or if you ordered a sandwich that wasn't hot to begin with, you could pretty easily make two meals out of each one. That chicken salad sandwich could have been half for lunch, half for dinner no problem.

                                            1. re: PaulF

                                              more evidence that i must be a pig. i easily consumed a shrimp 'po boy by myself and went on to share a muffaletta after that. could've finished off the second sandwich myself too, but it would have been rude.

                                              1. re: westsidegal

                                                LOL!! I don't think I could have done that, but I love their bread and filling because they have a great balance. Not too heavy. not too over done. Good construction of sandwich and that bread now it just heavenly and non-obtrusive. And yes, I don't feel like I'm going to pop by suit jacket by eating one... But still... I try to restrain my visits there none the less... LOL!!

                                        4. For those that have been, would the Inglewood location happen to be any bigger with tables, and (fingers crossed) booze???

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                                          1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                            Tables. Didn't see any booze.

                                            1. re: PaulF

                                              Thanks!

                                              1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                There are a few liquor stores around there

                                                1. re: jessejames

                                                  Do they let you BYOB? If so, I'm so there tomorrow...guess I'll have to call them and see.

                                                  1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                    It's inglewood. BYOBIYDGC

                                                    ...if you don't get caught.

                                                    You got a coke. Now it's a jack and coke.

                                                    1. re: jessejames

                                                      Hahaha, I like how you think..... Makes perfect sense to me.

                                                      1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                        Lessons learned in foxboro

                                                        1. re: jessejames

                                                          You're a pats fan too?? Went to many a fine concert there....very near my old stomping grounds..... Had a feeling I liked you for a reason ;)

                                                          1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                            Love the pats. We go to a few games home and road every year. This year kc.

                                                            Bring the nfl back to inglewood!

                                                            1. re: jessejames

                                                              Wouldn't that be awesome?!

                                                              1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                The rams owner bought a ness of land by Hollywood park. His lease runs out in St. Louis this year never know!

                                                    2. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                      There is a well stocked Liquor store in the shopping center... just sayin'

                                                      --Dommy!

                                                      1. re: Dommy

                                                        byob ??????

                                              2. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                The Inglewood location is bigger and actually has a nice little patio. Not much scenery, unless you are a transit geek and wanna see the progress on the LAX line as they build it across the street.

                                                --Dommy!

                                                1. re: Dommy

                                                  Picking up to-go tonight from them before a concert.
                                                  RE The Florence Ave location
                                                  Is the food the same?
                                                  Is the Pick-up time "fairly" accurate? I've had problems with them not being prepared when they say they will be on Slauson.

                                                  1. re: Ciao Bob

                                                    I thought the food was pretty much exactly the same; I think others had a preference, but I couldn't tell the difference.