Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Hey guys.... in case anyone still gets alerts or stumbles upon this old blog....

I want to share this amazing LA storefront gallery project by Ashley Noelle.

The Los Angeles Series

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Mission Family Restaurant to be reborn... as a 7-11?

"Hull House, which opened in 1958, became Mission Family Restaurant in 1971 and gave up the ghost in 2013. Days before the end, Clifford and I met for a commemorative last breakfast. (It was like the Last Supper, but with hash browns.)
Nearly five years later, the vacant building is poised for a new lease on life — but not as a restaurant.
A developer will convert the restaurant into a 7-Eleven convenience store. His plans include keeping much of the facade intact.
“They decided they were going to honor and preserve what I consider a wonderful example of historic Googie architecture,” Clifford told the Planning Commission on Wednesday night."
Keep Reading.....
Daily Bulletin article....

Monday, December 14, 2015

Mission Family Restaurant - gone but not forgotten

Friend of the blog, David Allen, has a new piece about the shuttered Mission Family Restaurant.

The David Allen Blog

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

From - Meet the waitresses....

Meet the Waitresses - 1986
Surly 80s waitresses at Canter's and Du-Par's? Sounds fun.  

Milt's Coffee Shop in Enchanting Bakersfield

#1DinerWife and I were taken over by wanderlust not too long ago and found ourselves in enchanting Bakersfield. For lunch one day we went to Milt's Coffeeshop.  

I love this megalithic sign.

Inside is decorated with murals depicting the area through different decades.

The service was not great. They were busy, yes, but our waiter seemed to be a social floater. He'd stop and chit chat with other tables while we waited around for him.

Biscuits and Gravy

Chicken and Waffles

Pumpkin Pancakes

Food: Decent, but not anything special.
Service: For us, lacking.
Price: Decently price for the quality. $7 to $10.
Pie: Assorted.