Philippe: Celebrating 100 Years in Business

In these times of economic uncertainty, rampant bankruptcies and businesses closing all around, it is nice to hear about one business that runs counter to both conventional wisdom and market trends. This week, Los Angeles restaurant Philippe the Original, marked its centennial. To celebrate, on Monday the little restaurant on N. Alameda Street, that claims to have invented the French Dip sandwich in 1918 (after a sliced French roll accidently fell in a hot pan full of roasting juice) –sold its famed sandwiches at its original price of 10 cents — between 4 and 8 pm. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the USC Marching band were scheduled to make appearances.

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