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Philippe the Original: 99 Essential Restaurants 2013 

Thursday, Feb 28 2013
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Philippe the Original celebrated its 100th birthday just a few short years ago — that would be more than 100 years of dipping crusty baguettes in hearty jus for hungry L.A. crowds, and more than 100 years of sprinkling sawdust on the floors to absorb the inevitable spills. Union Station may be just down the street, but you get the feeling that Philippe's is the city's true transit point, one where tourists, police officers, local politicians and '80s television stars all line up for the 45-cent mugs of coffee, the pickled eggs suspended in a jar of beet juice and the huge slices of baked apple pie. And, of course, there's that French dip sandwich; the beef is popular, but many swear by the lamb with blue cheese, double-dipped, with a very careful dollop of Philippe's searing hot mustard. The place feels like the Los Angeles of yesterday and today. And probably tomorrow, too. 1001 N. Alameda St., dwntwn.; (213) 628-3781, philippes.com. Daily, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. French-dipped sandwiches $6.50-$8. Cash only. Beer and wine.

 

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The 99 Essential Restaurants List:

A-Frame
Alma
Angelini Osteria
Animal
Attari Sandwich Shop
Bäco Mercat
Bar Amá
The Bazaar
Bestia
BierBeisl
Bludso's
Cacao Mexicatessen
Canelé
La Casita Mexicana
Cemitas Poblanas Elviritas
Chichen Itza
Chung King
Cole's
Coni'Seafood
Cube Cafe & Marketplace
Din Tai Fung
Eva
Father's Office
Fred 62
Gjelina
Golden Deli
Go's Mart
Il Grano
Guelaguetza
Guisados
Hatfield's
Ha Tien Quan
Hawkins House of Burgers
Hayat's Kitchen
El Huarache Azteca
Huckleberry
The Hungry Cat
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Jar
Jitlada
JTYH Heavy Noodle II
Kang Ho Dong Baekjong
Kiriko
Kiyokawa
Kogi Truck
Krua Siri
L&E Oyster Bar
Langer's
Little Dom's
Lucques
Ludo Truck
Lukshon
Mariscos Jalisco
Matsuhisa
Meals by Genet
Mélisse
Milo and Olive
Mo-Chica
Musso & Frank
Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa
Nickel Diner
Night + Market
Oinkster
Osteria Mozza
Pann's
Pa-Ord Noodle
El Parian
Park's BBQ
Philippe the Original
Picca
Pink's
Pizzeria Mozza
Playa
Pollo a la Brasa
Providence
R&R Soul Food
Ración
Red Medicine
Ricky's Fish Tacos
Rivera
Rocio's Moles de los Dioses
Salt's Cure
Sapp Coffee Shop
Savoy Kitchen
Sea Harbour
Shanghai No. 1 Village Seafood
Soban
Son of a Gun
Sotto
Spago
The Spice Table
Superba Snack Bar
Tacos Leo
The Tasting Kitchen
Tavern
Tsujita LA
Vincenti Ristorante
Wurstküche
Zam Zam Market

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