Remains of L.A.

Traces of L.A.'s past can still be found, in the kitsch of '50s diners and the decayed glamour of '40s hotspots… and sometimes the food is good, and there are nice people.

The 68 Restaurants I’ve Done So Far


(1908) Cole’s, downtown L.A.

(1908) Philipe the Original, downtown L.A.

(1915) Watson Drugs & Soda Fountain, Orange

(1924) Original Pantry Cafe, downtown L.A.

(1926) Greenblatt’s Deli, Hollywood

(1927) Barney’s Beanery, West Hollywood

(1928) La Golondrina Mexican Cafe, downtown L.A.

(1931) El Coyote, Hollywood

(1934) Magee’s Kitchen, Hollywood

(1935) Clifton’s Cafeteria, downtown L.A.

(1936) Tom Bergin’s Public House, Los Angeles

(1937) Damon’s Steak House, Glendale

(1939) Harbor House Cafe, Sunset Beach

(1943) Twohey’s, Alhambra

(1946) Billingsley’s, West L.A.

(1946) Original Tommy’s Hamburgers, Los Angeles

(1946) Nick’s Coffee Shop, Los Angeles

(1946) Jolly Jug, El Monte

(1946) Smoke House, Burbank

(1947) The Apple Pan, West L.A.

(1947) The Great White Hut, Glendale

(1947) Langer’s Deli, downtown L.A.

(1948) Du-pars, Studio City

(1948) Factor’s Famous Deli, Los Angeles

(1948) Cindy’s in Eagle Rock

(1949) Miceli’s Pizzeria, Hollywood

(1949) Bob’s Big Boy, Burbank

(1952) Melody Bar & Grill, Westchester

(1952) Tony’s on the Pier, aka “Old Tony’s,” Redondo Beach

(1953) Canter’s Deli, Hollywood

(1953) James Restaurant, San Fernando

(1953) Larry’s Chili Dog, Burbank

(1954) The Bear Pit, Mission Hills

(1955) Fox’s Restaurant, Altadena

(1956) Casa Vega, Sherman Oaks

(1956) Mazzarino’s, Sherman Oaks

(1956) Little Toni’s, North Hollywood

(1956) Beeps, Van Nuys

(1957) Art’s Delicatessen, Studio City

(1957) Norm’s Restaurant, West Hollywood

(1958) Corky’s Restaurant, Sherman Oaks

(1958) Astro Family Restaurant, Los Angeles

(1959) Red Lion Tavern, Silverlake

(1959) Tallyrand, Burbank

(1959) Dinah’s Family Restaurant, Culver City

(1960) Yamashiro, Hollywood

(1964) Foxy’s Restaurant, Glendale

(1964) Giamela’s, Atwater Village

(1965) Tony Bella Vista Restaurant, Burbank

(1965) Franks Restaurant, Burbank

(1967) Pinnacle Peak, San Dimas

(1967) Dinah’s Chicken, Glendale

(1967) Scarantino’s Italian Inn, Glendale

(1969) Dr. Hogly Wogly’s Tyler Texas BBQ, Van Nuys

(1969) Don Cuco, Toluca Lake

(1969) House of Pies, Los Feliz

(1969) Eat at Joe’s, Redondo Beach

(1969) Lancers Restaurant, Burbank

(1971) Granada Restaurant, Burbank

(1971) Pinocchio Italian Restaurant, Burbank

(1972) The Shack, Playa del Rey

(1973) Rib Ranch BBQ, Woodland Hills

(1973) Izzy’s Deli, Santa Monica

(1974) French Quarter Restaurant, West Hollywood

(1975) El Compadre, Hollywood

(1975) Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, Hollywood

(1975) Moffett’s Chicken Pie Shoppe, Arcadia

(1977) Buchanan Arms Restaurant & Pub, Burbank