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70-, 80-, 90-plus years…  Restaurants

70-, 80-, 90-plus years… Restaurants

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles is not known for preserving its history. The restaurant scene isn’t much different. If you own an eating establishment that lasts more than five years, you’re considered a smashing success. Sadly, the demise of many of Los Angeles’ most treasured restaurants, such as Chasen’s, Perino’s, and the Hollywood Brown Derby, have left holes […]

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El Coyote celebrates with yesterday prices

El Coyote celebrates with yesterday prices

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

El Coyote, one of the city’s most venerable and beloved Mexican restaurants, is honoring its 85th anniversary this month with 85-cent menu specials and a daylong celebration, replete with giveaways, a Mariachi band and cake on Sat., March 5. On that date in 1931, Blanche and George March opened the original restaurant at First Street […]

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Chicken pot pie, steak Diane were favorites on 1960s menus

Chicken pot pie, steak Diane were favorites on 1960s menus

| October 3, 2013

Food has become an obsession in America. Cooking channels. Foodie blogs. We buy five kinds of sea salt and frequent farm-to-table cookeries. But it wasn’t always so. In 1963 when this newspaper began to chronicle our neighborhood, the food scene was quite different. We were a meat-and-potatoes nation. Pot roast suppers, Swanson’s TV dinners eaten […]

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‘Gourmet Ghosts’ by James Bartlett tells tale of city’s historic past

‘Gourmet Ghosts’ by James Bartlett tells tale of city’s historic past

| November 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

James Bartlett happened on the idea for his new book “Gourmet Ghosts” at a bar, which, he was told, has a ghost. He hasn’t exactly seen a ghost since he’s published the 274-page historic look at the city’s mysterious past. But he’s heard some good stories, sampled L.A.’s eclectic fare and sipped assorted beverages at […]

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