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.

206 Responses to Your Memories 01

  • 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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