Matt & Tony's Submarine Sandwiches, Sandwiches, Mission Hills, CA
10710 Sepulveda Blvd
Mission Hills, CA 91345
I do love subs, and Kelly and I were hungry and it was Sunday so Defranko's was closed, so we saw this place and decided to give it a try. It was alright, but nothing too special for the price, and likely would not go again.
It is a strange little place with a deli counter and some tables, but not much else.
I got the Pepper Steak on soft bread with everything (onions, tomatoes and pickles). The meat was the best part, tasty and not oily, but the sandwich needed something else.
Kelly got a turkey with mustard and it was much the same, not bad, but nothing special.
They also have a hard bread which we didn't try and should have.
OK, with a small selection of chips, and they were out of some of the soda in the soda fountain, and the place seemed a little sketchy. With strange parking in back, and not well lit, though it was clean.
Might be OK for a Sunday since DeFranko's is closed, but any other day I would hit the perfection that is DeFranko's.
Lee's Sandwiches, Vietnamese Bahn Min Fast Food, Various Locations
55 Locations, including many in Southern California
When my lovely wife and I went to get our new puppy east off the 60, we stoppee in a mall for lunch and decided to go with Lee's Sandwiches. This was a large and clean chain restaurant, with inexpensive Vietnamese Bahn Mi, as well as American sandwiches on fresh baked 10 inch French Bread. And did I mention cheap? Now the prices seem different between stores, but still run between $3 and $4 for the average sandwich!
Even better the sandwiches are delicious! So far we have tried the Grilled Pork and the Special with Jambon, headcheese and pate. Both are fantastic, with great crunch from the veggies, but the grilled pork is just fantastic! And seems to be the same between different stores!
Different stores have various different appetizers and foods. And they have delicious smoothies, and I recomend the passion fruit!
At the first store we looked up the place online, and were delighted to find there is a branch right near us in North Hills, as well as one in Lake Balboa. The prices are slightly higher in North Hills, but the same quality food with more appetizers, and various asian candies. And it looks like it is doing great! We could not be more delighted.
It may not be the best bahn mi in the world, but the quality is great and consistent, the taste is good and the prices are great! Why would I ever eat at Subway when I can have this?
The Dip, French Dip Sandwiches, Hollywood, CA
6801 Hollywood Blvd. #67
Hollywood, CA 90028
Sun-Thurs 11A-9P, Fri-Say 11A-12PM
Located in the Hollywood and Highland mall, this is actually a quit tasty french dip place. The food is high quality and good, and fast and they have a huge variety of condiments including lots of hot peppers and even habanero mustard, ketchup and hot sauce.
All 3 of us got Roast Beef Dips, Double Dipped (you can get dry, Dipped, Double Dipped or Submerged) and you can get Pastrami, Turkey, Pot Roast, Lamb, Pork or Veggie. And you get a huge vat of the Sip to dip your sandwich in.
I slathered mine in pickles, jalapeños, habanero mustard and dipped each bite. Delicious.
Maybe not quite Philipe's, but still pretty damn good.