Re:Southern California Meet n Greet Philippe 4/19/09
Phillipe's is a real trip. Of course the animal-flesh-of-your-choice (beef, lamb, pork, ham, or turkey) dipped on a french roll is delectable. I'm loyal to the beef, double-dipped, and always order mine with cole slaw and a dill pickle. I'm not a devotee of their hot mustard, but would never judge others who are! But they also have a SERIOUS wine list (by the glass), and have good home-made soups and stews. They keep a huge jar of pickled eggs on the counter. Those things gross me out, but hard cooked egg lovers seem to adore them. I work about a 1/2 mile from Olvera St. and Phillipe's. By the way, sort of across the street from Phillipe's is Union Station, a phenomenal art deco train station that's been used in a LOT of movies, TV shows, etc. It's a stunning location and worth the walk.
Wanderer and mar52, I'll do my best to partake in the Korean lunch, too. It's not too far from downtown LA ... maybe 3 or 4 miles. I've only been to a restaurant in Korea Town once before, and that was probably 20 years ago.