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Cook's Torta's: 30 Sandwiches in 30 Days (Day 23)

3 years ago by Elina Shatkin
Monterey Park may seem an unlikely locale for a top-notch torta shop, but Cook's Tortas, with its diverse and clever roster of sandwiches, has made itself a home amid the dim sum houses and dumpling shops of the San Gabriel Valley. Located in what was once the site of Aloha...
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30 Sandwiches in 30 Days: The Map

3 years ago by Elina Shatkin
Be it burgers, ice cream or sandwiches, no 30 Days series would be complete without a map. Here's the handy Google map for 30 Sandwiches in 30 Days. A few highlights: The Farmer at Daily Dose, open-faced turkey at Pann's, pastrami at Mezze, porcetto at Sotto and The Toron at...
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Artisan House: 30 Sandwiches in 30 Days (Day 30)

3 years ago by Elina Shatkin
Everything about Artisan House is beautiful. The stone columns. The arched windows. The Art Deco-inspired font on the cover of the corkboard menu. The elegant, dizzying phalanx of liquor bottles separating the showpiece bar from cases of glistening fruit and pastry. The food looks every bit as lovely as the...
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The Kettle: 30 Sandwiches in 30 Days (Day 27)

3 years ago by Elina Shatkin
The Kettle is the sort of upscale neighborhood coffee shop where you might on a typical weekday night find a cross-section of Manhattan Beach society all under the same roof: a longtime couple on date night, a multi-generational family stretched across a long table, a high school choir fresh from...
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Baco Mercat: 30 Sandwiches in 30 Days (Day 31) BONUS!

3 years ago by Elina Shatkin
30 Sandwiches in 30 Days is, technically, over. We, however, can't quit. Not when there are sandwiches as spectacular as the ones at Baco Mercat. Of all the new, upscale, non-deli sandwiches we've tried over the past month-and-a-half, Josef Centeno's bäcos are, hands-down, the most original and most compelling...
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