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Phillipe's French Dipped Sandwiches

1001 North Alameda St., Los Angeles, California

According to tradition the French Dip Sandwich was invented here

The Restaurant opened in L.A. in 1908 and moved to this location from seven blocks south when the 101 Freeway was constructed in 1951

It has not changed in decades

The image above was taken for the Weekly Informal Challenge (Week 119): "Then and Now"

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Jim & Josefina25-Jul-2012 15:51
Will go visit this place. Thanks Walter!... Josefina
Wei O'Connell24-Jul-2012 03:06
Must be a great place for French Dipped Sandwiches! Great shot, Walter.
sue anne24-Jul-2012 00:43
Sounds yummy and yes I can see the prices rising than dipping.
Stephanie24-Jul-2012 00:09
I love French dipped sandwiches ~ this place looks awesome! :) I wonder what the prices were then vs. now?
Jola Dziubinska23-Jul-2012 23:52
Must be a wonderul place and serving all the same sandwiches for decades!
Karen Stuebing23-Jul-2012 22:00
Clever approach to the challenge and a clean and inviting restaurant. Great composition. V.
Chris(tine)23-Jul-2012 20:49
Please excuse my ignorance - but what is a French dipped sandwich?? I don't think they exist here in France.... Nice take on the topic though.
J. Scott Coile23-Jul-2012 19:56
I nice bit of the nostalgic then in the now.
Christy VB23-Jul-2012 15:15
Interesting! Had no idea that they started in LA. Great retro store front.
Brenda23-Jul-2012 11:34
oooh! I wonder what the inside looks like...Is it still original?
Flo Hendry23-Jul-2012 08:01
this looks like it was taken years ago with the striped awnings that were so popular.
Great angle shows off the architecture & streets as well.
Bryan Murahashi23-Jul-2012 05:03
Fabulous photo of this LA icon. Must be a great place to eat at. V
Timothy Guenther23-Jul-2012 02:01
Cool find.
Jean Chiasson23-Jul-2012 01:22
Love the point of view excellent image Walter vote
janescottcumming23-Jul-2012 01:21
I'll bet they're good too! Nicely composed and a pleasant feeling with the bikes parked out front. V
C Ann How23-Jul-2012 00:35
Definitely is then and now ~ nice clean well composed image. V
John King23-Jul-2012 00:34
Excellent image and appropriate take on the theme when stability trumps change in this restaurant. V.
LynnH23-Jul-2012 00:16
I like French Dip...if the meat is tender enough. :) Must be good if they've been there forever and ever!
soulis23-Jul-2012 00:13
Beautiful work. V.
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