The Debatable question is, is "Il Tram" still hip or completely played out?
We have all heard of the little neighborhood panini stop on ventura blvd. in sherman oaks,
and have all had our fair share of lunches there; though the question is, how cool is it really to be seen there? Personally I feel everyone knows what it is, and instantly says "its so good!" though, is the hype what makes it so good? i know the first time I went there i was only enthusiastic because of the rave i received from my friends. After frequently visiting the joint for half a year, i realized i feel insecure running into people there, and now i feel as if its lost its cool factor.
So after much research I found the alternative in the heart of studio city.
Its a lot more underground, and a lot more enjoyable...its the Artisan Cheese Gallery. Weve all driven past it, and never realized they sell sandwiches, salads, and all types of delicious foods there.
!! personally i think its simply the place to crave, its located on ventura blvd. and laurel canyon across from the center where pinkberry is located.! enjoy!
Hope to stir up your appetite!