It's as if the junk-food gods heard my call: Rizzo's French Dip, a place that only makes French dip sandwiches, and makes them in the style of L.A.'s Philippe's which invented the sandwich, opened just minutes from our house.
They don't have the choices Philippe's does. Rob and I went there once and I recall they had lamb and turkey French dips and other varieties ... but the buns are awesome and the sandwich a delight.
Speaking of Philippe's, there's another L.A. restaurant that claims IT invented the French dip, Cole's Pacific Electric Buffet. Obviously now that we've been to Philippe's, we need to hit Cole's the next time we visit Rob's family in L.A.