L.A. Eatery Opts for NPR Hosts on the Lunch Menu

Four very recognizable sandwich choices.

One of the latest transitioning pockets of Los Angeles is called Frogtown. And now, a slice of this Dodger Stadium-adjacent neighborhood is set to go to NPR town.

Per Eater LA senior editor Farley Elliott, the husband-and-wife team of Peter Lemos and Lauren Behrle have chosen to name the sandwiches on their Wax Paper Co. lunch menu after NPR and Southern California Public Radio on-air hosts:

What’s the inspiration for naming their new menu after NPR notables like Ira Glass and Lakshmi Singh? “We just came up with the idea in the car one day, while listening to our daily dose of NPR,” says Behrle, adding with a laugh: “Since then, we’ve been pretty passionate about it staying in place.”

So what does a Larry Mantle (of AirTalk) sandwich actually consist of? In his case, the $12 option comes with hand-sliced bologna on a sesame roll, with capicola, provolone, pickled peppers, red onion, lettuce, tomato and oregano vinaigrette. As for the Kai Ryssdal (of Marketplace), expect pole-caught tuna, potato confit, celery, lettuce and black olive aioli.

Wax Paper Co. is closer to KPCC 89.3 than KCRW 89.9 and NPR West. But you can bet everyone associated in L.A. with NPR is going to be making the commute at some point. Especially since the co-owners tell Elliott they plan to stick with the public radio sub-theme as they rotate their seasonal menu.

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