San Marino, CA Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo
Check out this old roadside establishment for the Colonial Kitchen.
Best of all, this place looks like it opens quite early.
(Far left) The neon sign at the Colonial Kitchen in San Marino
(Near left) The colonial look appropriately fits the aptly named Colonial Kitchen
Restaurant Photo courtesy Georg Balandran
Here's an interesting
sign from the recent restaurant past. Yes, it's Sambo's Restaurant.
Once a chain that was quite common in the Southern California area,
Sambo's seemed to meet its demise in the 1980's.
UPDATE 09/10 : As of September 11, 2010, the Sambo's in Santa Barbara, California is still open and doing well. Many thanks to Tony Alvarez for update. 09-10
Chris & Pitts
Downey, CA Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
The Chris & Pitts Bar B Q on Lakewood Boulevard in Downey
is another famous site. Ever need an extra helping of Bar-B-Q sauce on
your chicken or steak? Just climb the pole outside and grab for the bottle.
Most Chris & Pitts locations are unique in how they display their
signage. This location in Downey is no exception and is a fun place to
stop while visiting the historic McDonald's up the street.
Hollywood, CA Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo
From the glory days of Hollywood. Perino's on Wilshire
Boulevard was the place where a great Italian meal could be had for 75
cents per person for lunch, $1.50 for dinner. Unfortunately,Perino's is history as of 2004.
Perino's, a 30's landmark who's heyday may have come and gone, but is
not forgotten. Perino's originally closed down in 1986 and had been at this location since 1950. The site of Perino's is to become luxury apartments.
Love's Bar B Q (Closed)6
Orange, CA Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo
Here's a classic Bar B Q place. Love's has been around for many
a year, satisfying hungry stomachs.
(Far left) The venerable Love's restaurant with its well known lettering at night
(Near left) Once upon a time, the Love's sign used to be a common sight in Southern California
Burbank, CA Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn
Check out the roof line on Frank's Steak House in Burbank, CA. The roof swoops like a canopy over the dining area of this Southland restaurant. 10-05