I was checking out the Pacific Electric Lofts site and came upon this little interesting tidbit:
Cole’s P.E. (Pacific Electric) Buffet located on the ground floor (now simply known as Cole’s), is the oldest continuously operated restaurant and bar in Los Angeles and is the true originator of the French Dip Sandwich.
Of course, Phillipe’s says on its website that they are the “Home of the French Dipped Sandwich.”
Who can (rightfully) claim this fame?