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ChabDog takes a walk on the wild side, with Original Rinaldi’s “Wild Bill”

Today’s sumptuous sandwich is the exciting and very substantial “Wild Bill”.  I had the large/10 inch version, and this delicious creation keep me well satisfied for hours. There’s plenty of juicy roast beef, an overdose of yummy bacon, topped with melted Mozzarella and drizzled with slightly sweet Bar-B-Q sauce, mayo, mustard and some veggies.  I recommend you order it with the French roll, which does a great job holding this imposing collection of meats and treats together in a firm, crispy delivery vehicle.  Add a side of potato or macaroni salad, and you have a meal fit for a king.

Stop by the The Grindz @ 1601 …

and try the delicious Tofu Stir Fry….

Your taste buds and your waistline will thank you.  Enjoy a healthy eating experience with organic firm tofu, cabbage, bell peppers, broccoli and onions, sauteed in extra virgin olive oil, and served with sides of rice, mac salad and ramen cabbage salad.  Be sure to ask for teriyaki sauce, which makes a perfect dressing for the tofu.


Check out the sumptuous Chicken Teriyaki Plate at The Grindz @ 1601 …

ChabDog recently had the pleasure of dining for lunch at The Grindz @ 1601 in Hermosa Beach, CA.

My choice was the sumptuous Chicken Teriyaki Plate, which, as always, met and exceeded expectations.

This menu item comes with your choice of juicy breast or thigh covered in signature teriyaki sauce, served with plenty of rice, tasty mac salad and refreshing Ramen cabbage salad.

Check out this fine dining establishment, which is conveniently located in the Hermosa Pavilion building at 1601 Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa Beach.

Indulge yourself with The Troll from Original Rinaldi’s …

ChabDog dares you to take a bite into this sandwich creation and not lose control.  This delicious menu item from Original Rinaldi’s comes hot and toasty, with melted Mozzarella Cheese atop a generous, succulent portion of eggplant parm and juicy ground turkey.  And don’t worry, this creation is plenty healthy — with protein rich egg whites mixed in for good measure.  Add a side order of tasty potato salad, along with some TNT sauce for kicks, and you have a completely satisfying midday meal!

Come to Original Rinaldi’s in Manhattan Beach when you have a craving for something good at lunch, and check out their new location on Century Blvd. near LAX.

Add the Short Rib Plate to the long list of must have meals at The Grindz…

If you’ve got a healthy appetite, you’ll go ape over the delicious Short Rib Plate at The Grindz.  For just a shade over $10, you get a very satisfying portion of juicy short ribs, accompanied by plenty of white rice, refreshing cabbage slaw, and the soothing mac salad.  We recommend adding some teriyaki and sriracha, and your taste buds will be ready for a real party.

Original Rinaldi’s scores a big hit on 4-20 day with its tasty Trojan Sub …

Try the delicious USC Trojan Sandwich at Original Rinaldi’s, with prosciutto, salami, pepperoni, oil and vinegar, lettuce, tomato, italian dressing and provolone.

Add some spicy deli mustard and some TNT sauce, and you have an explosion of taste that will send you into orbit, especially on 4-20 Day.  And it’s always a cool to mix

in a crunchy dill pickle spear for good measure.

ChabDog and Eric the Well-read meet up at Original Rinaldi’s for some delicious lunch meats:

Yesterday, we were in lunch meat heaven at Original Rinaldi’s, getting treated to a very satisfying meatball sandwich and tasty kraut dog.

The meatballs were expertly touched with Italian seasoning and had the perfect texture, with melted mozzarella and plenty of delicious sauce.

As for the hog dog, it was snappy and savory, just in time for the start of baseball season.  Find these treats, and more, at Original Rinaldi’s on PCH in Manhattan Beach!

ChabDog happily tackles Taco Tuesday at the Grindz in Hermosa Beach …

ChabDog treasures lunches at The Grindz in Hermosa Beach, what with Taco Tuesdays on tap.  I had two lovely ones today, each a mere $2.50, and the taste explosion that ensued was almost too much for words.

You can’t go wrong with either the chicken, steak or, in my opinion, the star attraction, the savory, juicy pork.  All tacos come with a delightful smattering of onions and salsa, and why not add a little sriracha, as well.

Add some refreshing, smooth mac salad to the mix, and you’ve got an amazing midday meal for a great price.

Check out the great food at Hawaiian Grindz, Hermosa Beach, CA

ChabDog recently enjoyed a delicious lunch at Hawaiian Grindz in Hermosa Beach.  I had what has become a lunchtime staple, the Kalua Pork plate.

This is quite a steal for $10.50, with a generous and delicious portion of smoked pork, along with crisp, tasty ramen cabbage, white rice and some yummy mac salad.

Try it with hot sauce and/or sriracha, for a lovely, sinful kick.

Grindz uses the finest Boar’s Head meats and has plenty of comfortable seating.  The menu is chock full of great choices, which will be reviewed in posts to come.

And it serves breakfast as well.  Check it out!


Open wide for the ever-roasted chicken salad sandwich at Original Rinaldi’s

Recently, I had a wonderful lunch at Original Rinald’s, enjoying a delicious cold lunch special featuring the fresh and delicious Ever-roasted Chicken Salad sandwich.  The chicken salad had just enough mayo and also featured bits of crunchy, refreshing celery, surrounded by warm, toasted squaw bread.  I spiced my meal up a bit with some TNT sauce, which gave eat bite an exciting zing.  This is a great way to wake up your work day, and add in a side of mac salad for a real masterpiece!

Add the lemon tuna sub to your repertoire at Original Rinaldi’s …

Rinaldi’s turns the ordinary tuna sandwich on its head with the Lemon Tuna cold lunch special.

The old standby never tasted so perky, and with swiss cheese, hot sauce and pickles, you’ll be excited by the choice.

My New Year’s resolution is definitely to order this more often.

Happy New Year from and Original Rinaldi’s.

Try the savory Fatboy sandwich at Original Rinaldis …



If you like meatball and sausage subs, this sandwich is for you.  These meats taste great together, along with juicy pepperoni, spicy satisfying tomato sauce and melted provolone cheese. On a toasted sub roll, you have the perfect marriage for your taste buds.  Add in some cold, creamy mac salad and a 16 oz drink for under $10, and you’re all set for lunch, dinner or whenever.  Get the Fatboy at Original Rinaldi’s in Manhattan Beach.

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