Cook’s Tortas, SGV

Cook’s Tortas, SGV

Not many people know Mexican cuisine features sandwiches. This combination of old and new world influences can be seen directly with theses sandwiches – the Torta. Bakeries and flour was brought over and developed by the French in the early 1800′s. Then by using locally cured and marinated meats, the Mexicans produced wonderful sandwiches. The…

Oinkster with a so-so Pastrami, but a really good BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

Oinkster with a so-so Pastrami, but a really good BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

Slow Fast Food is Oinkster’s mantra for their pastrami, burgers, and fries. Look for this sign and a crowd almost any night at Oinkster. After watching the Food Network’s Diner’s, Drive-in’s, and Dive’s episode of Oinkster, I knew I had to try this nearby joint. This burger stand, yet a bit more than just a…

Looking for a great Jewish Deli in Downtown LA that is open Late! – Langer’s

Langer’s arguably makes the best traditional pastrami sandwich in Los Angeles. In my opinion they do have the best jewish deli sandwiches. I have been to Canter’s, Nate N Al’s, and Jerry’s deli – but I know I am missing one or two in the Valley. I would even compare Langer’s to Katz’s in New…

The Sub – Guilianos

One day for lunch, I selected to get sandwiches from Guilianos Delicatessen and Bakery, in Gardena. Open for over 50 years, this is the classic deli featuring cold cut meats, cheese, and sandwiches. I decide to try the crumbled meatball sandwich. This hot sandwich was really good. With the melted cheese and the spiced meatball…

The Rose Cafe & Market, Venice

I found The Rose Cafe through their yummy Lemon Hazelnut Meringue. But this trek, started years ago – over 15 years ago, when I first had the dessert in Pasadena. The Old Town Bakery, had a terrific dessert offering, which featured the Meringue. Then a couple years later, they unfortunately closed. So, for a few…