In operation since 1961, Mario’s is an Italian deli and grocery and your best bet for some old-school Italian sandwiches and hot plates in the neighborhood. Get there before 11:30am or be prepared to wait. But even if you get stuck behind the rush, it’s worth it. The Bad Boy Sub is their signature sandwich and it’s a monster: your choice of meat (get the pastrami), mustard, mayo, avocado, spicy peppers, and every other fixing available. Cue the midday nap under your desk.
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Din Tai Fung
We wouldn’t want to live at the Americana Glendale, but we’ll gladly stop in for some excellent soup dumplings at Din Tai Fung.
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Dan Tana’s is an LA classic and the kind of place where every night feels like a celebration.
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Canter's is a Los Angeles classic. Come late night for a pastrami reuben and some very entertaining people watching.
Skaf’s Lebanese Cuisine
Skaf’s is an order-at-the-order Glendale joint and serving some of the best chicken shawarma you’ll ever come across.
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