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A Pictorial History of the French Dip, in LA and NYC

A Pictorial History of the French Dip, in LA and NYC

Coles P.E. Buffet, one of the L.A. places that claims to have invented the French dip

This week Counter Culture explores the history of an American classic sandwich, the French dip. But is it really French? You'll have to read the piece to find out, but in the meantime, here is a gallery of sandwiches mentioned in the reviewticle.

A Pictorial History of the French Dip, in LA and NYC

The French dip being assembled at Coles, from brisket and a dipped roll

A Pictorial History of the French Dip, in LA and NYC

L.A.'s Philippe, the Original also claims to have invented the French dip, with a wildly contrasting story.

A Pictorial History of the French Dip, in LA and NYC

Philippe's version, sided with potato salad

A Pictorial History of the French Dip, in LA and NYC

Walter Foods' contemporary rendition features skirt steak and a sourdough demi-baguette.

A Pictorial History of the French Dip, in LA and NYC

Joe Dough's French dip -- with tongue

A Pictorial History of the French Dip, in LA and NYC

Dough's estimable sandwich has a novel horseradish slaw on top.

A Pictorial History of the French Dip, in LA and NYC

The interior of tiny Joe Dough

 

A Pictorial History of the French Dip, in LA and NYC

Waterfront Ale House's might have been good, except the roast beef was stone cold.

A Pictorial History of the French Dip, in LA and NYC

The beguiling beer list at Waterfront Ale House

A Pictorial History of the French Dip, in LA and NYC

The version at Hudson Diner -- there was something floating in the broth.

A Pictorial History of the French Dip, in LA and NYC

The exemplary French dip at Minetta Tavern, authentic save for the rareness of the beef ...

A Pictorial History of the French Dip, in LA and NYC

... and the fries that come with it, fastidiously ensconced in layers of paper, with homemade aioli.

A Pictorial History of the French Dip, in LA and NYC

Brooklyn's ur-dip at Brennan and Carr, since 1938

A Pictorial History of the French Dip, in LA and NYC

Winnie and Rachel at Brennan and Carr, 2008

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