Philippe the Original at 110: A Flavorful Look-Back

The famous French-Dip-ery is marking a huge milestone in October 2018.

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Dallas Museum of Art
French Dip lore grew larger in 1918, when Philippe Mathieu "... inadvertently dropped the sliced french roll into the roasting pan filled with juice still hot from the oven." This would be the place to now type "... and the rest was history." It definitely was for French Dip fans, who count Philippe's as a true centerpoint of savory sandwichdom. (And, yes, Philippe's can actually trace its history back further, to 1908.)
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Dallas Museum of Art
French Dip lore grew larger in 1918, when Philippe Mathieu "... inadvertently dropped the sliced french roll into the roasting pan filled with juice still hot from the oven." This would be the place to now type "... and the rest was history." It definitely was for French Dip fans, who count Philippe's as a true centerpoint of savory sandwichdom. (And, yes, Philippe's can actually trace its history back further, to 1908.)
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In the mid-1930s, French Dips were priced at a dime at the high-ceiling'd, glass-case'd landmark of lunch-time favorites.
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Dallas Museum of Art
A peek inside the kitchen during the eatery's early years.
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Philippe the Original
The waiting area to order your food really hasn't changed much, if at all, over the years. This photograph attests to how classic and true-to-the-past the space has remained.
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Likewise, the seating is pretty much exactly the same, too, down to the long tables and stools.
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Philippe the Original
The "Home of french dip sandwiches" beckoned the drivers of another era.
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Philippe the Original
Eager to join Philippe's 110th anniversary celebration? It's on from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Games and raffles and $1.10 French Dips — one per customer, dine-in only, you betcha — are just some of the day's promised delights.
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