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Canter's celebrates 60 years on Fairfax with hot deal

October 3, 2008 | 12:59 pm

Cantersdeli2_2 October is shaping up to be a very good month for Angelenos who recently took a financial hit (or just anyone who likes a good bargain).  Area carnivores can score a French Dip sandwich at Philippe's for just a dime Monday, and later this month, Canter’s will offer up large corned beef sandwiches with sides, for under a dollar.

On Oct. 14, the venerable deli and restaurant will serve thousands of its famous corned beef sandwiches on rye (with a side of potato salad plus a chocolate rugula, baked on site) for just 60 cents a pop to celebrate 60 years at the current Fairfax Avenue location.  The 60-cent special will take place from noon until midnight and, of course, comes with a pickle. 

Two years ago, the restaurant held a similar offer (sandwiches for 75 cents) to celebrate 75 years of Southern California business (Canter’s originally began its California incarnation in Boyle Heights circa 1931).  And in 1998, the Fairfax district institution celebrated its 50th anniversary by rolling back prices to those of 1948 (50 cents a sandwich).

Canter's, 419 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 651-2030.

-- Charlie Amter

Photo by Bob Carey / Los Angeles Times