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Which beer goes with French dip? At Philippe, it's now a serious question
Which beer goes with French dip? At Philippe, it's now a serious question

There’s a sign hung behind the bustling counter of Philippe the Original (the one true originator of the French dip sandwich, in my mind) that poses a difficult decision to diners: lemonade or iced tea? The retro typefaces and jaunty design of the placard always catch my eye and put me even more in the mood for the delectably soggy sandwiches slathered in piquant mustard, but on a recent visit to the L.A. institution it was an adjacent notice that got me really excited. A chalkboard posted alongside the menus and neon signs advertised “draft beer,” and it wasn’t just a list of indistinguishable light beer and imported options best ignored in favor of the more...

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