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.

107 Responses to Your Memories 01

  • Dan Mackey says:

    Does anyone remember Reubens Steakhouse chain. I worked as a bartender at the one in Northridge on Nordhoff (?) for a little while. They had a BIG bar with a dance floor and a DJ booth.

  • Lisa says:

    Does anyone remember the name of the restaurant from the early 50s on Pico and Roxbury, Los Angeles, just outside Beverly Hills? It was up a driveway and was taken over by Owen’s Market

  • Bob of the Village of Los Ranchos (NM) says:

    Indeed John! that is a fun vignette RE your Dino’s!
    Most of my times in Pasadena…have been “unique”. Blew my mind to sit in the gutter of Colorado Blvd at 12:01 AM of ’59 playing Bridge (it was a “thing” back then!) with a hibachi for “Amuse-bouches”, sorta speak, while reserving space for Rose Parade ogling after only seeing it on TV for years in staid New England where Folks wouldn’t do that even if it was for His Second Coming!!! Then, in ’99, 1st wife and I were exploring ‘hooking back up” after a hiatus of 29 years! Drove from Vegas for an iconic monthly Flea Market in the Bowl’s parking lot. Then, while sidewalk-dining in the evening, a revolving motorcade occurred celebrating the iconic ’99 US Women’s World Cup Soccer victory over China http://tinyurl.com/ybrbkmz2 If you live there, hope you get a chance to Bon Appetit a Double Dipped French Dip every now and then at legendary https://www.philippes.com/ “just” down the road!
    – My Dino’s http://tinyurl.com/ybpr37mg (Blush) was next door to (TV’s) 77 Sunset Strip (the 8000 block actually) http://tinyurl.com/myd6njr Pardon, as somewhere within this total Blog I’ve bragged about pulling into the porte cochere circa ’60 to be able to park as “Cookie” did not want to park my Vespa after my USC Chica alit after sitting de rigueur, sidesaddle, per a straight skirt of the day. OMG…talk about mind boggling back in the day: The back side of Dean Martin’s place was almost a glass wall affording an unsurpassedly romantic view of LA lights while sipping on Grasshoppers, Daiquiris, or Stingers (staying away from a MaiTai or Zombie per driving) while listening to smooth jazz. Elsewheretherein, you could dine.
    Indeed http://tinyurl.com/l5zxc68

  • John Hindsill says:

    BVLR(NM) I’m not so interested in menus of places historic that I’ve never been to, but you might get a kick of this. We used to frequent (eat at, really) an Italian restaurant, Dino’s in Pasadena. As you entered from the parking lot down the hallway to the front desk, you were treated to a framed array of menus from 1946 (its opening) to more recent ones… 6 or 7 in all. We would tell the receptionist (often the owner) that we wished to eat from the 1955 menu or the 1968 menu, and he’d smile,and have a little comeback, as he handed us the current version. I never asked for the 1946 menu, because I didn’t want to appear really cheap. Rising rents along Colorado Blvd. led to Dino’s demise ten or so years ago, but it had a long life.

  • Bob of the Village of Los Ranchos (NM) says:

    For those of Y’all who are really Really into things historical RE restaurants, check out this Gal’s collection of Menus http://tinyurl.com/y9su5gmy ! When you click on a Menu icon, be sure to click on the operative labelled “Zoom In”, more than once as if need be.

  • John Hindsill says:

    Maybe Norms’ which still has some locations I think.

  • John Hindsill says:

    I do indeed remember La Barbera’s…really good. But usually I went to Brno’s which was a lot closer to home, and was just as good.

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