Monday, October 06, 2008

Reyes, Sandwich Lovers, Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Philippe, The Original

Hundreds of loyal customers packed Philippe, The Original, to celebrate the restaurant's 100th anniversary with original menu prices of its renowned sandwiches and tasty coffee.

Sandwiches, normally priced from $5.35 to $6.50, today sold for 10 cents, and coffee cost a nickel.

Philippe is still the only restaurant in Los Angeles where you can order a 10-cent cup of coffee. The restaurant, an icon in the City, embodies what is right in business and commendable in customer loyalty.

As part of today's celebration, I joined with public officials and three generations of the extended Los Angeles family, including the Binder and Downey family members, responsible for the restaurant's longtime success, to dedicate the street sign designating Philippe as a historic monumental business. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilmembers joined me in honoring them.

Philippe, The Original, is located at 1001 N. Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90012. Tel. (213) 628-3781. The restaurant is located one block north of UnionStation, Olvera St., and the Hollywood 101 Freeway at Alameda and Ordstreets. More info at: