Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Mmmmm, Philippe's!

In our family, part of the tradition of attending a Dodger game involves having lunch at Philippe's beforehand. The supposed "Home of the French Dip Sandwich," Philippe's is a Los Angeles institution that began feeding the masses in 1908. And, almost 100 years later, people still can't get enough of it. It's the kind of place where you eat your food at picnic-style tables, seated atop stools, with any number of strangers right next to you.

With sawdust on the floor, the hottest mustard around available on each table, an old-fashioned candy counter, and a miniature train museum in the back near the bathrooms (it is across the street from Union Station, after all, so many diners head straight in after disembarking), Philippe's serves up some of the tastiest pre-game grub around. Check out some of these satisfied diners . . .

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