I'm trying to help out my sister-in-law's boyfriend who moved here from Rochester, NY a couple of years ago. He says he hasn't been able to find what he knows as "Italian Bread" anywhere in the West LA area. So that raises two questions, I think:
1. Just WHAT is Italian Bread? I would think there are likely a whole lot of different answers to that questions, so any specifics relatable to upstate New York would be most helpful........ but all ideas are welcome.
2. Where, hopefully in West LA, can I send this guys to try to find what he's been longing for. He's tried Italian Deli after Italian Deli with no success. Worse............. he doesn't seem to be able to describe exactly what he's looking for except to say that it is "chewy".
All help happily accepted. I may also post this in General Chowhounding but thought he'd be better served with more suggestions on where he can go to find this bread.
Thanks............... and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!