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Friday evening after work, I stopped in at a new local diner to have supper. It had been a long time since lunch, and I was feeling pretty hungry. As I was waiting for my food, I caught myself staring at my server as she took care of her other tables. I realized my eyes were locked on her every move as the minutes ticked by, my table and my stomach empty. When she assured me "yours will be out soon!" with a little knowing smile, I became amused at myself and realized I probably had a half-crazed, desperate, "FEED ME!" look in my eyes, a look this waitress had probably felt dozens of times before.

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I know the feeling. Last night I went to Lucy's, this awesomely good Mexican place at Pico and Union, after a night of drinking and it seemed like forever before my food came! I was doing the same thing...just staring at the counter waiting for the bell to ring.

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Friday evening after work, I stopped in at a new local diner to have supper. It had been a long time since lunch, and I was feeling pretty hungry. As I was waiting for my food, I caught myself staring at my server as she took care of her other tables. I realized my eyes were locked on her every move as the minutes ticked by, my table and my stomach empty. When she assured me "yours will be out soon!" with a little knowing smile, I became amused at myself and realized I probably had a half-crazed, desperate, "FEED ME!" look in my eyes, a look this waitress had probably felt dozens of times before.

Sure she wasn't talking about something other than your food? :duck:

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Sounds like me when I am pretty hungry.... :scratchchin:

I remember I got a server's number once because of that....

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Well I hope you were wearing your high rubber boots. :scratchchin:
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Haha...blu, if you ever go to LA you have to eat at Phillipe's. They make the best French dip sandwiches, and they should--they invented the French dip!

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Haha...blu, if you ever go to LA you have to eat at Phillipe's. They make the best French dip sandwiches, and they should--they invented the French dip!

Pardon the ignorance, but what's French dip?

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Pardon the ignorance, but what's French dip?

Phillipe's, originally owned by a Frenchman in what was once the French District of Los Angeles (replaced by the 101 freeway), made a sandwich where the baguette was dipped in the au jus from the meat. Because the baguette is "dipped" in the jus, and Phillipe was French, this type of sandwich became known as a "French dip." Commonly in America, you'll have the au jus on the side, and you're served the sandwich dry to dip it in the jus yourself. Both are French dips, but the latter isn't the authentic way.

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Pardon the ignorance, but what's French dip?

oh its when you bend the girls leg backwards and angle yourself from the side and...

oh wait :unsure:

THAT french dip.....

ok :P

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And their spicey mustard is phenomenal. It's hotter than wasabi!

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oh its when you bend the girls leg backwards and angle yourself from the side and...

oh wait :unsure:

THAT french dip.....

ok :P

:lol:

And their spicey mustard is phenomenal. It's hotter than wasabi!

:drool: I love :hot: food

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I'll try to remember this if I do end up having to go to California soon, as I expect I will.

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Mmmmmm...I had a fantastic dinner tonight:

phillipe.jpg

Lamb double-dip. Best ever.

+1

My only beef with the place is that is smells like hay inside..

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That's from all those sheep running around in there, trying to escape certain patrons' amourous advances.

However, that photo of the sandwich looks delicious... and I too love hot food. I eat the wasabi with my fork, not bothering to mix it into my soy sauce, and I love Chinese mustard.

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Well, off the top of my head, I'd guess the "hay" smell is actually the layer of sawdust that covers the floor. This place hasn't changed one bit since Aliso St. was demolished for the 101 and Phillipe's moved to Alameda. Their coffee is still 9 cents a cup.

That's from all those sheep running around in there, trying to escape certain patrons' amourous advances.

Funny, I didn't see NOS in there...

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Well duh, he was in a booth in the back with his honey du jour. A direct quote: "I LOVE EWE!" as the sheep rolled its eyes.
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Well duh, he was in a booth in the back with his honey du jour. A direct quote: "I LOVE EWE!" as the sheep rolled its eyes.

They don't have booths...this place is really old school; communal tables:

Phillippe_dining.jpg

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OK thanks. Edited by ocnblu
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