Philippe stands test of time

By Victor Borja Philippe the Original is one of the oldest and well known restaurants in all of Southern California, established in 1908 by Philippe Mathieu himself. Mathieu claimed to have been the creator of the “French Dipped Sandwich.” In 1918, he cut a French roll and inadvertently dropped it into the roasting pan filled with juices still hot from the oven. The patron said he would take the sandwich…

December 7, 2011

Boiling Crab offers a delicious mess

By Victor Borja If one is looking for an experience of messily eating without utensils, then look no further because the Boiling Crab on Main Street and North Garfield Avenue offers just that. Having nothing other than the smooth surface of the booths to rest your elbows on, eating with one’s hands can be messy. However, the taste is unrivaled. One may go through about a dozen napkins in one sitting. It…

November 28, 2011