Last month, we posted about some of the most famous "haute cuisine" dishes from LA restaurants. This month, it's the junk food fan's turn as we present the tastiest and most iconic street food or "lowbrow" dishes that originated in Los Angeles. We're not including the major fast food chains that began in California because you will have no trouble finding those. California is the world's fast food capital, the place where chains like McDonalds, Taco Bell, Jack In The Box, Panda Express, Carls Jr., Del Taco, El Pollo Loco, Baskin Robbins and Jamba Juice all got their start! For some of LA's harder to find yet iconic guilty pleasures, check out this list: French Dip Sandwich, Coles and/or Philippe The Original - Two of LA's oldest restaurants both take credit for inventing the French Dip sandwich, and the jury is still out on which one is the true original! Philippe and Cole’s, are both located in Downtown L.A. Philippe the Original was opened by Philippe Mathieu in 1908 and has been at its current location on the edge of Chinatown since 1951. Philippe’s “official” version of the legend says the French Dip was born when Mathieu accidentally dropped a French roll into a roasting pan filled with drippings, and the policeman who ordered the sandwich agreed to eat it anyway. He and some friends returned the next day asking for the “dipped sandwich.” The cafeteria-style ordering routine at Philippe hasn’t changed in decades - queue up in front of the long deli counter and order from a “Carver.” The iconic sandwich can be made with roast beef, roast pork, leg of lamb, turkey or ham and is served on a French roll with several cheese options. You can ask for “single-dip,” “double-dip” or “wet.” Find a seat at a communal table and top your sandwich with a squeeze of potent hot mustard. 1001 North Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Cole’s also opened in 1908 and is still at its original location in the Pacific Electric Building. According to Cole’s, founder Henry Cole dipped a French roll in jus because it was too hard for a customer with sore gums. Other customers saw this and requested the same. Cole’s has been serving French Dips ever since, with the exception of the 21-month renovation in 2007-08 that restored the original glass lighting, penny tile floors and the 40-foot mahogany Red Car Bar. 213 Nightlife proprietor Cedd Moses brought chef Neal Fraser on board to tweak the menu, so patrons can now order French Dips with lamb and goat cheese or French Dip sliders along with the classic options. One advantage that Cole’s has over its longtime rival: you can keep the night going at The Varnish, the award-winning speakeasy located in the back of Cole’s. 118 East 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014 Chili Dog, Pinks - Paul and Betty Pink founded Pink’s Hot Dogs in 1939 as a pushcart near the corner of La Brea and Melrose in Hollywood. Their eponymous restaurant opened on North La Brea in 1946 and guests from around the world have been lining up ever since. It all began with a 10-cent chili dog made with Betty’s chili recipe, mustard and onions on a steamed bun. Today, the menu features 30 hot dogs, many named after celebrities and chefs like the Martha Stewart Dog (9" stretch dog, relish, onions, bacon, chopped tomatoes, sauerkraut, sour cream) and the Emeril Lagasse Bam Dog (9" stretch dog, mustard, onions, cheese, jalapenos, bacon, coleslaw). Pink’s hot dogs can also be enjoyed at Universal Studios Hollywood and CityWalk, The Greek Theatre, The Forum and the L.A. County Fair. 709 North La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039 Chicken & Waffles, Roscoe's - Harlem native Herb Hudson opened Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles in 1975. Roscoe’s has grown from the original Hollywood location on Gower to seven locations across the city. The soul food chain’s signature chicken and waffles is a delicious mix of salty and sweet, featuring juicy fried chicken and massive waffles. Soon after opening, Roscoe’s began attracting Hudson’s famous friends like singer Natalie Cole and comedian Redd Foxx, who told audiences at his stand-up shows about Roscoe’s. After President Obama visited the Pico Boulevard location in October 2011, the three-wing “Country Boy” plate was renamed “The Obama Special.” Roscoe’s has appeared numerous times in pop culture, including films like “Jackie Brown” and “Rush Hour,” Snoop Dogg's reality TV show and a name check in “Going Back to Cali” by The Notorious B.I.G. 1514 North Gower St, Los Angeles, CA 90028 Pastrami Sandwich, Langer's Deli - Fans of the Original #19 at Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant consider it more than the best pastrami sandwich in L.A. - they tout it as the best in America. Langer’s is at the same location on the corner of Alvarado and 7th since it opened in 1947. The #19 is the restaurant’s most popular sandwich, made with?hand-cut pastrami, coleslaw, Russian dressing and a slice of Swiss cheese on double-baked rye bread. The #19 has a formidable one-two punch - the pastrami is specially cured, smoked and steamed, then served at a specific temperature to preserve its juicy, delicious flavor. The rye bread is double-baked - the bread is received from the bakery then re-baked at 350 degrees for 30?minutes to give it that famous crispy crust. In 2001, Langer’s received the James Beard Foundation America’s Classics Award, presented each year to “a select few restaurants noted for timeless appeal, beloved for quality food that reflects the history and character of their communities.” 704 South Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90057 Egg Rolls, Golden Deli - Opened in 1981, the original Golden Deli is the first Vietnamese restaurant experience for many Angelenos. But it’s not the generous portions of ph? tái or bún bò Hu? that attracts diners to line up in a San Gabriel strip mall - it’s the famed ch? giò, or fried egg rolls. The hefty ch? giò are filled with pork, mushrooms, cellophane noodles and carrots, wrapped in rice paper and fried until they’re crisp and golden. The glistening ch? giò are served five to an order with a side of greens and n??c ch?m (dipping sauce). 815 W. Las Tunas Dr., San Gabriel, CA 91776 Hickory Burger, The Apple Pan - With the motto “Quality Forever,” The Apple Pan continues to serve loyal customers who hover for a seat at the always busy U-shaped counter. Not much has changed at the landmark restaurant since it opened in 1947. It’s still cash only, your order arrives on paper plates and your canned soda is served in a paper cone with a metallic cup holder. There are only two burgers on the menu - the standard Steak Burger and the iconic Hickory Burger. The latter features a beef patty with a sweet-smoky hickory sauce, mayo, pickles and chilled iceberg lettuce for crunch. Melted Tillamook cheddar is 50 cents extra. Add a side of old school fries and finish with a banana cream pie, which has a following as devoted as the Hickory Burger. Johnny Rockets founder Ronn Teitlebaum has said he modeled his diner-themed chain on The Apple Pan - to experience the real deal, head to the classic burger shack on Pico Boulevard. 10801 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064 Dodger Dog, Dodger Stadium - Generations of Angelenos have cheered for the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, one of the true cathedrals of Major League Baseball. The Dodger Dog is as much a part of attending a Dodger game as the national anthem or the seventh-inning stretch. The Dodger Dog was created in 1962 by Thomas Arthur, the ballpark’s opening concessions manager. Arthur originally called the 10-inch frank a “footlong” but after fans complained he renamed it the Dodger Dog, and the rest is hot dog history. Farmer John took over the hot dog making duties from Morrell in 1972. According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Dodger fans set a single-season record of more than 3 million hot dogs consumed at one stadium in 2014 You can order your Dodger Dog steamed, but purists will usually opt for grilled, topped simply with a squirt of ketchup or Morehouse mustard. Dodger Stadium now offers items like sushi and pasta, and you can even try variations like the spicy Doyer Dog with jalepeños and salsa. But baseball is also about tradition and devouring a couple of classic Dodger Dogs on a warm summer night is as good as it gets. 1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Adapted from "L.A.'s Most Iconic Dishes: The Classics" by Daniel Djang, Discover Los Angeles