I grew up in the midwest, ate many a fried bologna sandwich and have never heard of the phrase “Cloth Bologna.”
That said, the only reason I had fried baloney was because my mom was from southern Ohio. My Brooklyn born dad mocked it many a time (but still ate it!) Still, we’d often be on road trips and find a place that served fried baloney sandwiches, and we all enjoyed hem.
I think your best bet is to contact/stalk stalk Susan Feniger. She has gone on record as eating fried baloney sandwiches growing up and, liking them! So she may do it as a pop up or as a special if she thinks there is interest. (Or turn you on to where she goes when she has a craving!)
And FYI, even with folks who eat those sandwiches, there’s disagreements. Some folks eat fried baloney with lettuce and mayo. In my folks house? Just plain mustard.
BTW for breakfast? The standard was fried salami and eggs (pancake style) but as an adult I’ve discovered, in a pinch? Fried baloney and eggs - with plenty of pepper. Yum!
Since it looks like there isn’t any cloth bologna is LA what are the best places in LA for bolongna? I haven’t had many types of bologna since my trip to Italy a few years back. The best one I can find regularly is Hebrew National.
I didn’t see any American style bologna in Italy but that was probably because I was busy stuffing proscuitto and salami into my mouth. We had great mortadella in Italy as well. Great porky flavor and not as salty as much of the stuff out here.