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There Ain't Nothing Junior About Victor Junior's

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Across from the Sony lot, on West Washington Blvd, lies the unassuming little hole-in-the-wall that is Victor Jr.’s. It is easy to miss, but I urge you not to because it is home to some of the best pizza and Italian subs I have had in Los Angeles. It’s not a secret either--between twelve and two on weekdays the place is packed with busy Hollywood types from Sony who are just dying for a treat. In fact, that’s how I found out about the place: I work on the lot and my boss recommended I go there for lunch. Once I got a taste, I haven’t been able to stop eating there! It’s becoming an addiction—one that I don’t want to quit.

When you walk in, you may be overwhelmed by their extensive menu that boasts, “everything [is] made from scratch.” They’ve got pizza, pasta, hot subs, cold subs, salads and deserts. And let me tell you, they all are tasty options—you pretty much can’t go wrong. But let me start by telling you about their pizza.

It’s New York style, hand tossed, and utterly perfect. The dough and crust are chewy, and just the right level of thickness (but if you want an uber thin crust they’ll make it for you). You can buy a slice for $1.95, but note that the by-the-slice options vary by day. You can always count on cheese, though. The slices are huge and filling, so order carefully-- two slices should be quite enough to satisfy even the manliest of appetites.