LAMB FRENCH DIP at PHILIPPE THE ORIGINAL
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
When I was in high school my friends and I practically lived at this venerable downtown cafeteria. But while I love their famous roast-beef French dip, it's not good enough to change your life. Then a friend told me that all these years I've been getting the wrong sandwich. She said it's the lamb French dip - topped with blue cheese - that will change your life. And she was right. 1001 N. Alameda St.; 213-628-3781
Never mind that there might be other LA sandwiches worthy of mention; I think I know where I'm having lunch today. Might have that sub-dollar coffee while I'm at it.