We Try the Whole Menu at Michael Voltaggio's New Sandwich Shop Ink.Sack, Los Angeles

Slideshow SLIDESHOW: We Try the Whole Menu at Michael Voltaggio's New Sandwich Shop Ink.Sack, Los Angeles

[Photographs: Rebecca Fishman]

When word broke last week that in advance of opening his much-anticipated (much delayed) restaurant ink (yes, that was an intentional lowercase), Michael Voltaggio would start serving up sandwiches in a little storefront a few doors down, our interest and appetite were piqued.

What would the Top Chef winner, known for a love of futuristic culinary techniques and impeccable plating, do with a sandwich shop?

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And when we heard that the menu at ink.sack, the slightly unfortunate name of the new venture, consisted of sandwiches ranging from $4 to $6, we knew we had to get there, fast, hungry, and ready to try the entire menu.

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And we weren't the only ones. The lines at ink.sack have snaked out the door since the bare-bones, graffiti-adorned, takeaway joint opened its doors last week, full of neighborhood locals thrilled to finally have an affordable, take-away lunch spot in a stretch of Melrose that's a bit of a culinary wasteland.

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The menu consists of seven diminutive sandwiches, all served on petite baguettes and stuffed with almost entirely house-made ingredients. They're small, but two would be a satisfying and still pretty affordable lunch. There are also a few sides and a couple of cookies to supplement.

The Jose Andres, aka "The Spanish Godfather" ($6)

Check out the whole spread in the slideshow ยป

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8360 Melrose Avenue, #107, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (map); 323-651-5866; mvink.com

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