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Neon Eateries Southern California

 

King Taco
Los Angeles, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Another good nighttime roadside stop is King Taco in East Los Angeles. Grab a few Al Pastor tacos and you're on your way.

 

 

In-N-Out Burger
Baldwin Park, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Check out the vintage sign at the very first In-N-Out Burger location in Baldwin Park. Not sure if the clock still works, but the neon sure brightens up the sky.

The In-N-Out chain started up in 1948 at this location. While the building was demolished in 2008, this neon sign was preserved.

 

 

Chris & Pitts
Bellflower, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo


This is Chris & Pitts No. 4, oldest remaining Chris & Pitts BBQ located at 9839 East Artesia Boulevard in Bellflower. Originally a 1940's diner, Chris & Pitts' owner has since painted it to resemble a log house so it is extremely unique. When you walk in, you're immediately transported into the past! Super friendly service and good food!

 

 

El Cholo Spanish Cafe
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's a nice neon shot of the El Cholo Spanish Cafe marquee all lit up to catch the eye of potential customers.

 

 

Rae's
Santa Monica, CA
Photo and info courtesy Adriene Biondo

Rae's historic 43-year old Googie era signage survives, defying Santa Monica's local sign ordinance banning free-standing and projecting signs. Rae's has been in business since 1958.

 

 

 

Jack's Salad Bowl (Demolished)
Whittier, CA
Photo courtesy John Eng

Here's a nice dusk shot of Jack's in Whittier. Originally established in 1944, all the signage is original.

Here's a shot of the other Jack's sign on the site.

 

UPDATE 09/10 : Jack's Salad Bowl is history. Gone. Demolished. Jack's Salad Bowl in Whittier, CA has been a Whittier Blvd landmark for decades. in 2006, Jack's closed and was being remodeled into a Mexican restaurant. The bulldozers came last week and all that's left is an fenced off lot of rubble. 09-10

See more at Roadside Peek's Lost Treasures remembrance of Jack's Salad Bowl.

 

 

Norm's
Los Angeles, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

Here's something new. The Norm's marquee for the La Cienega location is all lit up now.

 

 

 

 

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