Matt & Tony's Submarine Sandwiches, Sandwiches, Mission Hills, CA

Matt & Tony's Submarine Sandwiches
10710 Sepulveda Blvd
Mission Hills, CA 91345
(818) 365-2310

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.


DeFranko's Submarines, Submarine Sandwiches, Van Nuys, CA

DeFranko's Submarines
7532 Woodley Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 780-9556
Mon-Fr 10:30AM-7PM, Saturday 10:30AM-5:00PM

My wife Kelly and I had passed this place many times and decided to try and, and I for one am so glad that we did! Wow, this place is awesome!

This place is literally a shack with 5 bar stools inside and a picnic table outside, and a tiny little menu.

They have 3 sizes of Sub, and cold or hot subs, salads, hot dogs, chips and drinks, and that is it. And all the veggies and meat are hand cut.

My wife and I both got the Italian Cold Cut on Italian Bread (though you can also get a roll or wheat) with everything, which is mayo, mustard, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, Italian oil dressing, Italian herb seasonings, chopped red or white onions, chopped pickles and chopped ripe tomatoes, and it is piled high!

Check out these pics!

WOW! And so delicious! With some chips and drinks it was well over $20, so not cheap, but well worth it!

Next I want to try the hot pepper steak, then maybe Italian sausage!

This place is great at one thing, and they do it perfectly. These are great subs, and you can see why this place has been around so long (the mid seventies I believe).

I was blown away, want one right now!


I keep going back and bringing more people. This place is just awesome and addicting! They could start a food truck and make a killing. I LOVE THESE SUBS! WOW!


Arri's Pizza, Pizza, Sandwiches & Pasta, North Hills, CA

16147 Nordhoff Street
North East Corner of intersection with Woodley in a little Shopping Center
(818) 892-8286 / 818-892-2373
Free Delivery
Sun-Thu 11am-11pm
Fri-Sat 11am-12am

THE HORROR! It seem's Arri has finally closed his doors, as there is now a Mexican restaurant in it's place. THIS WAS THE BEST PIZZA I EVER HAD! What a shame!

I had heard some things about this place online, so was interested in trying it, but we always just order pizza online, or pick it up at Food for Less and cook it ourselves (theres is pretty decent), but we never should have waited because this is easily one of the best pies I have ever had, and I am biased since I used to be a pizza cook! Now it is not cheap, but it is certainly worth giving this place a try.
I went in to place an order, and an old Italian guy took my order. We got two 16" 2 topping pizzas, one with Pepperoni and Onion and one with Sausage and Black Olive. These are huge and delicious pizzas. And we got a litter of Soda for a buck with the order.

The crust is on the thin side, but not super thin, just right. And the sauce is where it excels. Not sweat at all, just a perfect compliment. And for the toppings, they were great, and put under the cheese, to infuse the pie with flavor. And boy was the sausage delicious. Wow.

Not cheap as the pie's were $13 each, but so well worth the price! And they were huge and filling.

This is literally one of the best pizzas I have ever had the privelidge of eating. I loved it, and can't wait to try them out again.

And we picked up, and the pies were ready in 20 minutes, have to try delivery next time, and they claim to deliver beer, wine and cigarettes and do take credit card.

Try out Arri's Pizza, you won't be disappointed.


Brent's Delicatessen & Restaurant, Deli, Northridge, CA

19565 Parthenia Street
Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 886-5679
Open Daily from 6am to 9pm


I am so behind on both my blogs, but I have especially been neglecting my Food Blog of late, but I just got a new computer and finally decided it is time to update you on what could be the best Delicatessen I have ever been too. Now I am a regular reader at the Chowhound boards, and read a ton of food magazines, so I have of course heard of Brent's. It did after all win the award from Los Angeles Magazine for best Deli, but it always seemed so far away. Well my lovely wife Kelly and I recently bought a house in North Hills, so we are close, and we finally decided to try it, and we were both completely blown away. The food is spectacular, and I can say we had the 2 best Reuben's I have ever had! Wow, I was blown away! And such great service as well. We will be returning, and often (baring the diet I need to go on very soon). IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN HERE, RUN DON'T WALK HERE, BECAUSE YOU WILL BE BLOWN AWAY!

Now I am normally not a Pastrami fan, I like my reuben's made out of Corned Beef, but I decided to try the house special Black Pastrami Reuben served with Grilled Rye Bread, melted swiss cheese, a ton of Sauerkraut, a big thing of russian dressing, and some delicious fat french fries as well as some very sweet cole slaw.


The Reuben was a thing of beauty, and tasted better than it looked. Wow, I never liked Pastrami so well. It melted in my mouth, though by the end it was a bit much pastrami for me, but it was still amazing, easily the second best Reuben of my life. About the size (and price) of those at Victor's (my previous favorite, now pushed to number 3), but better in some indescribable way. Just delicious!

My wife went for the corned beef, which was love at first site, my favorite corned beef of all time! Amazing. And she was able to get Sweet potato fries, which she loves (blech) and I think you can also get onion rings! Ha! So much selection. This corned beef reuben was sublime! Amazing!


These are easily the 2 best Reuben's I have ever had!


Here is Kelly enjoying hers!

The service was to die for, and there was a huge amount of people there, and waiting, because this place is just that good. I got my iced tea refilled constantly, which I love (not sure why I can drink so much iced tea), and the staff was friendly.

This is easily our favorite restaurant in the area, and the best deli in Los Angeles!

This place is amazing, and gets my highest recommendation! You should not miss it!

Truly my only complaint is that I will never get to try all the other amazing thing on the menu, because the Reuben is so damn good that I have yet to be able to order anything else! And it all looks so good, but I will just keep getting their sublime Corned Beef Reuben!


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