A Pictorial History of the French Dip, in LA and NYC

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Coles P.E. Buffet, one of the L.A. places that claims to have invented the French dip


This week Counter Culture explores the history of an American classic sandwich, the French dip. But is it really French? You'll have to read the piece to find out, but in the meantime, here is a gallery of sandwiches mentioned in the reviewticle.


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The French dip being assembled at Coles, from brisket and a dipped roll


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L.A.'s Philippe, the Original also claims to have invented the French dip, with a wildly contrasting story.


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Philippe's version, sided with potato salad


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Walter Foods' contemporary rendition features skirt steak and a sourdough demi-baguette.


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Joe Dough's French dip -- with tongue


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Dough's estimable sandwich has a novel horseradish slaw on top.


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The interior of tiny Joe Dough


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The meat in that first shot of Coles' looks pretty durn dry...

bartonkeyes
bartonkeyes

The best French Dip is the Italian Beef at about 20 places in Chicago. Second best is the lamb at Phillipe's in LA. All the rest are just good sandwiches.

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