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Neon Eateries Southern California

 

Jim's Burgers
Pico Rivera, CA
Photo courtesy Sal Garcia

Here's the dilemma. Go to the "gym" or go to "Jim's Burgers". Well, in this case, the latter lights the way to burgers and onion rings. 03-07

 

 

 

 

Philippe's French Dip
Los Angeles, CA
Photos courtesy Peter Duras

 

Philippe's French Dip is a famous Los Angeles eatery landmark. First opened in 1908 by Philippe Mathieu, the restaurant started up as a delicatessen and sandwich shop. Word has it that In 1918, Philippe accidentally dropped the sliced french roll into a roasting pan, dipping it in its drippings. The customer enjoyed the sandwich and a new sandwich was born. More info can be found at the Philippe's site. 03-07

 

 

In-N-Out Burger
Temple City, CA
Photo courtesy Marilynn Hendrie

In-N-Burgers is a staple for burger lovers in Southern California. Check out the sign for the In-N-Out in Temple City, as the sun sets signaling another busy evening at this drive-thru favorite. 12-07

 

 

 

 

Here are shots of the "World Famous Derby" restaurant in Arcadia. Located near the Santa Anita Race Track, the Derby also sports a horse racing theme. 12-07

 

The Derby
Arcadia, CA
Photo courtesy Marilynn Hendrie

The Derby
Arcadia, CA
Photo courtesy Marilynn Hendrie

The Derby
Arcadia, CA
Photo courtesy Marilynn Hendrie

 

 

 

Taco Lita
Monrovia, CA
Photo courtesy Marilynn Hendrie

This roadside delight is called Taco Lita. The font used for the lettering on the sign is a salute back to the mid-century. 12-07

(Far left) A look at the Taco Lita building at night

 

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