Bite of the Week: The Dagwood Breakfast Sandwich from Top Round

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Roast beef for breakfast? Sure, why not?
Roast beef for breakfast? Sure, why not?

Photograph by Josh Scherer

What: The Dagwood breakfast sandwich: fried egg, hash browns, Round Sauce, provel cheese, roast beef (or bacon, or sausage), and mayo on an onion bun.

Where: Top Round Roast Beef on the corner of Olympic and La Brea, or, as colleague Valentina Silva calls it: “the restaurant that saved us from ever having to eat Arby’s again.”

When: Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. on the the way to an early start at work because, thanks to street cleaning, you had to move your car and couldn’t re-find parking near your apartment and just took off in search of beef and coffee.

The Final Bite: Roast beef for breakfast is great. Bacon, ham, sausage, and other salted pork products are awesome, but having a monopoly on the morning sandwich game isn’t helping anyone. Competition can only make our collective breakfast game stronger. If there’s one criticism—and this is no one’s fault but my own—it’s that BBQ sauce (in this case, Round Sauce, which tastes like a BBQ/steak sauce hybrid) ranks just behind maple syrup as the worst condiment you can put on eggs. But sub out Round Sauce for melty homemade “wizz,” and that’s, as sandwich god Guy Fieri would say, bomb-dot-com tasty. For all you monsters who insist on letting your scrambled eggs drown in run-off pancake syrup—stop it. Stop it right now.