Philippe the Original

The floor is covered with sawdust; the diners form lines and inch toward the counter where the legendary French dip sandwiches are served. Or are they constructed? The beef- or lamb-filled sandwich is as sleek as anything dipped in jus and crammed with warm carved meats can be. A choice of garnishes such as pickled eggs, tangy coleslaw, and hot mustard ramp up flavors that never lose their touch of homeyness.