Your Memories 01

This is the place to discuss restaurants that the proprietor of this blog never went to and therefore cannot write about.  Comments about restaurants that are open and operating are discouraged.

220 Responses to Your Memories 01

  • Dan Monick says:

    Does anyone remember a free standing diner on Santa Monica Blvd just east of North Fuller? I believe it was on the street facing part of a parking lot of a strip mall that used to have a Trader Joes in it. Its all condos now. Had a western style name. Cant remember the name!

  • Michelle K says:

    Does anyone remember Stern’s BBQ on Washington Blvd?? Also, a restaurant in Mid-Wilshire (with red tall leather booths) that the actor Don Knotts use to frequent???

  • Jack says:

    I just found an ashtray in a junk box of mine from Mum’s, a restaurant where I ate only once. I believe it was on Melrose and it was either in the late 80’s or early 90’s; I only vaguely remember the occasion. Does anyone remember this place and can tell me anything about it?

  • Mary Ann says:

    Does anyone recall the Leiker Bakery that I believe used to be (1960’s) located somewhere in downtown LA, near Adams.

  • Mike Gray says:

    Does anybody remember All American Burgerville on Western Avenue in Los Angeles? I went there regularly in the 1970’s. It somewhere well north of Third Ave. on Western. The guy who owned it was eccentric, the place was very tiny and the he opened and closed when he felt like it. I was a student at the time. He offered a Goliath Burger that was an actual pound of meat. It was one dollar. Milkshakes were 25 cents. None of regulars wanted to tell anyone else about this goldmine because the proprietor would close shop if there were more than 4 customers.

  • Marc Guttman says:

    Favorite restaurant as a kid was Otto’s Pink Pig on Van Nuys Blvd. My mother was a bad cook so Dad took us to Otto’s every Thanksgiving. Otto made a big deal out of “Saving” the turkey drumstick for us kids. Little did we realize that he could only serve drum sticks to kids, adults would not eat them.

  • Michael Woodrum says:

    My wife loved Canoga Inn, later to become Michael’s when she grew up in Canoga Park in the 60’s-70’s. She would to hear from anyone who also remembers, especially loved the Chicken Romano, anyone know the receipe?

  • AP from LA says:

    To Mike of October 30, 2017 at 4:08 pm
    omg, I spent my high school years working at a gas station (full-service – anyone remember those?) not even 100-ft from a Pup-n-Taco in Inglewood CA in the 70s. Manchester/La Cienaga. What’s notable is that it was next door to the iconic The Big (now Randy’s) Do-nut. The best part about that Pup was that they let us order whatever combos we wanted. My fav – chilli-cheese double- dog pastrami burrito. Oh yeah!

    I just read something about the owner of PnP also owned the Big Do-nut chain, so that explains that. And I just found a great pic of them both on that corner.

  • John Hindsill says:

    Dennis Feely – I certainly remember Peking. I ate there many times. One meal stands out. We ordered, my fiance and I, Chicken Cashew. I realized that in my first helping I had not had any crunch, and she hadn’t either. In my second helping I did get a single cashew, she still none.. The term Chicken Cashew, singular, was apt that evening.

  • Bob Parlon says:

    Spring 1966, was serving in Army Intelligence in Pasadena. My best friend in unit received orders for Vietnam. I commented that I would never get orders for Vietnam and a bet was formed. If I did get orders I had to buy dinner for us and our girl friends. Next day I got my orders. Scandia was selected because it was the fanciest restaurant we knew of. Had great meal and we both got thru Vietnam unharmed. Unfortunately my friend passed away last year. I am uncluttering my home and came across a box of stuff from Pasadena experience. In stuff were several sugar cubes wrapped in paper with Scandia Name and Logo. Great memory, thanks Scandia

  • Dennis feely says:

    Anyone remember the Peking or Matini’s market in Inglewood? The Peking had the best egg rolls, lo mien and S&S shrimp. Martini’s had the best Marinated artichoke hearts and sub.

  • Patrick says:

    We used to go to a restaurant, 1950’s, called Lucky Domenic’s, on Santa Monica Blvd, north side of the street, and 3 stores east of Doheny Drive. Family run by chef Dominic Bocio and wife as the hostess. Outstanding food, great memories!

  • John Graef says:

    Does anyone remember remember the old Pasquale’s Pizza and Steak restaurant on Western Ave near Century Blvd in Los Angles in the 1960’s? My wife and i shared our wedding day with the owner family in January 1968.

  • John Bihary says:

    The Glendale lodge restaurant was the Shaker Mountain Inn and featured a gleaming copper door at the entrance. Later became Duet and recently torn down and will become Central Grill and still by David Yost.

  • John Engstrom says:

    Debi, Arcadia, CA July 13, 2017 –
    The name of the restaurant you are describing was Maldonado’s. They also had a fiddler on the roof playing just before the doors opened for the evening.

  • Charity Thomas says:

    Does anyone remember a little hut on Jefferson and labrea called “lots a bull”?

  • Vera says:

    Hi John, thanks so much for your response. My dad says that the restaurant was located on the northwest corner of Olympic and Sepulveda Blvd and had a parking lot or empty lot in front. He worked there in the late 1950s. He says that the Falcon was a steak and lobster restaurant. The waiters were all black men in uniform. The restaurant was dark with a candle on each table. He said the owner, Mr. Smith, owned another restaurant somewhere. He says that it wasn’t a big restaurant, and at the time there were no big buildings around it. I’ve searched all over google but I’m having no luck. Perhaps it didn’t stay in business very long.

  • John Hindsill says:

    Vera, I lived on the Westside from 1954-1973 (it was a better place to live, compared with now). I don’t remember the Falcon Restaurant at all. Can you provide more info on it to jog this elder’s memory?

  • Arnie says:

    Trying to find info on the hamburger stand called ‘Rand’s’ on the Beverly Blvd/Fairfax Ave corner before CBS Television City was built. It was the forerunner to the McDonalds concept. Cheap and fast hamburgers & fries.

  • Vera says:

    My 84 year old father worked at a Falcon Restaurant at the corner of Sepulveda and Olympic when he was in college in the 1950s. He’d love to hear of what happened to the restaurant and the kind owner Mr. Smith who gave a young Korean immigrant a job as a pantry man.

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