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Philippe's to be reinspected today

Lay it to rest, I am not a vegetarian. I tried it a few years ago, for a month or two, but the effort was so unmemorable that I rarely shake any more when I dig into a roasted chicken or pork belly.

Ever been to Philippe's? Good dips. French dips. Fun place to eat, once you get out of the too-long lines, particularly if you get a seat near a model train. The restaurant is a quick walk from Union Station.

So I'm a bit sad this morning to read that the place, which claims to have invented the French Dip sandwich around the time of Charlamagne, was closed yesterday. LA County health inspectors shut it down after discovering the ratio of cockroach to cow was too high.