Philippe the Original
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Philippe the Original information
Lonely Planet review
From LAPD hunks to stressed-out attorneys to smooching couples, everyone loves Philippe’s, where the French-dip sandwich was invented over a century ago. Order a crusty roll filled with meat (we go with the lamb ‘double-dipped’), and hunker down at communal tables on the sawdust-covered floor. Cash only.