Trencher in Echo Park has potential!
Got out of work late last week, hungry, and nowhere to stop on the way home- Guisados was 20 deep out the door, Masa was on a wait, Señor Fish is terrible... and up pops Trencher, on the side of the newly renovated (no more dirt floors!) Little Joy.
Cool little sandwich shop with interesting choices. I had a brisket sandwich that was comfort-food-plus. Had a killer gravy, and a sweetness from parsnip puree and pickled red onions. Just-barely-wilted kale added some bite, and melted swiss made sure I wasn't being too healthy with that kale bit. All on grilled sourdough.
Check this place out people- I think they have serious potential. Now, if I could only get them to recreate the meatball sub at All About the Bread I'd never have to leave the 'hood...