Thanks to Josh Kun, a curator for the L.A. Library, and brilliant exhibit showing all those menus, photos of the restaurants, plus music from our city, is on display right now. It is so cleverly done, that there are dining tables at which to sit, almost as if you are ordering.
For anyone who grew up here, you will get misty thinking about the Brown Derby Grapefruit Cake or Don the Beachcomber's drinks, or Fridays at Ma Maison; flannel cakes at Musso's. The only surprise was that Chasen's and Perino's and the Luau were not in the exhibit. Sad. It makes no sense.
|Pig 'n' Whistle|
|Don the Beachcomber|
This journey to the library was in honor of Sandy Pressman's birthday. I wanted to take her to the library, as well as a special lunch. I was sure I knew right where the lunch place was. As we rounded the block I said, "It's here on your right."
|I WAS WRONG. I HAD LOST THE RESTAURANT.|
Happy Birthday, Sandy