Epic Los Angeles Sandwiches, Spring 2017

Pastrami at Ugly Drum


Los Angeles has its fair share of great sandwiches, and even takes credit for inventing one: the French dip. Since the “accident” of the French dip in the early 20th century, L.A.’s sandwich pantheon has added many standard-bearing types, such as the pastrami, corned beef, Italian submarine, Cuban, Greek and even Vietnamese sandwiches, a claim to its diversity from Westside to Eastside. In addition to decades-old favorites, there are some new-school sandwiches that have become instant classics. Here presented, 25 epic LA sandwiches to eat before you die, from wests to east.

One of Smorgasburg’s most popular weekend vendors, Ugly Drum offers a pastrami-fied take on Texas brisket awesomeness. It’s enough to draw long Sunday lines, and for good reason: the smoky, salty stuff is perfect on the spot, and maybe even better the next day.

Read la.eater.com’s full list of 25 Epic Los Angeles Sandwiches here.