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LA's Spaghetti Meatballwich Does Ramen Burgers the Italian Way

Local sandwich shop The Carving Board has gone crazy.

The Carving Board in L.A.
The Carving Board in L.A.
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

For the most part, local mini-chain The Carving Board is a sensible place for a quick lunchtime sandwich. You know, turkey and avocado, a hot pot roast option. All quality, using freshly baked bread and a lot of house-roasted meats. Well, apparently someone there went and lost their mind.

That’s the only way to explain the insane new Spaghetti Meatballwich that’s currently running on their specials board. It is, in one sense, exactly what you’re thinking, but in many ways so much more. There’s spaghetti, sure, but it’s been coiled up into an incongruous disk and griddled until it holds together like a bun. Inside are housemade meatballs in a marinara sauce, with a thick slice of melted mozzarella as a finisher. Think of it as the ramen burger, Italian-style.

For the time being, the sandwich, right over the counter like it’s no big deal, at each of the Carving Board locations in Tarzana, Hollywood, and their newest outpost in West L.A. Lord help us all.

The Carving Board

7300 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (323) 845-4550