On my way home from U.C.L.A., I grabbed lunch at Philippe the Original. It was that or the Original Tommy's. I got a double-dipped beef sandwich, with hot mustard on half. A pickled egg, too. It was awesome. If you only have one day to spend in L.A., and you want to experience a great L.A. lunch or a great casual L.A. dinner, you can't go wrong by hitting Philippe's.