Classic Eats #5: Get Your Vote on!

April 17, 2009 at 1:30 pm in Classic Eats, Food & Drink, History

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The votes are pouring in for Classic Eats #5 (May 2). Currently Classic Hollywood Cocktails are winning by a good lead followed by Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles. I thought since Cinco De Mayo was a few days after Classic Eats that Lucy’s El Adobe or El Cholo would be up there. Mob rule is a tricky thing.

Click here for the ballot if you haven’t voted yet. The survey will close on Monday April 27.

Click through past the jump for details on all candidates on the ballot. There is a new contestant on the ballot as well.

Old Hollywood Cocktails – You’ve driven past Musso & Frank Grill on Hollywood Blvd, you’ve seen it in the movies and it’s been around since 19 freakin’ 19! Have you ever gone in? The Formosa cafe has *only* been around since 1939 and has landmark status.

Musso & Frank Grill

The Formosa Cafe

Giant Donuts – LA is not about subtlety. Hence the donut shops that sport GIANT DONUTS as part of their architecture. Randy’s is near LAX and Donut King II is on Western and was recently visited by a few intrepid Metblog readers/writers. And while the Donut Hole in La Puente fits into this category, it is a bit out of the way. We’ll have to go on a special trip!

Randy’s Donuts

Donut King II

Los Mexicanos – El Cholo was established in 1923 but moved to it’s most famous spot on Western, once the western most boundary of Los Angeles, in 1927. (Western was, back then, truly the West side!) They have been serving Nachos (They claim the first place to make them in LA) and margaritas ever since. Lucy’s El Adobe is more famous for famous people coming there before (and after) they were famous. Jerry Brown and Linda Ronstadt canoodled there, the Eagles when they were mere hatchlings, and many an actor working across the street at Paramount or at Raleigh Studios.

Since the location is a bit far between both these locations, the poll will have you vote for one or the other.

El Cholo

Lucy’s El Adobe

New Old Classic – Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles. Have you had this magical combo that came to us from Harlem? The restaurant is not as old as some in LA, only about 30 years or so, but the reputation is solid. We will be going to the original location on Gower in Hollywood. I’m sure there is a bar or something nearby we can adjourn to afterward to continue yakking, apres-waffle.

Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles

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