L.A.'s Iconic Dish Comes Down To Donuts and French Dip

Photo by Mia WasilevichIt has come to this: sandwiches and donuts. I suppose it makes sense, that these two seemingly common American dishes would prove to be L.A.'s most beloved. We are, it might be argued, a people of straightforward tastes. And this Iconic Dish contest proves it.

The French dip from Philippe's beat the chicken and waffles from Roscoe's. The fried chicken put up a good fight, but it was ultimately no match for a restaurant that's over 100 years old.

On the other side, the strawberry donut at The Donut Man bested the BBQ chicken pizza from CPK. Guess our anti-establishment streak is showing.

Philippe's and Donut Man will go head to head for three days, starting tomorrow. Come back then and vote!

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Katherine's role as the Living editor at KCET.org keeps her running from farms to markets to restaurants to pop-up swaps all over SoCal. She's been living in and writing about this area for over a decade.
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