We are going to kick the new year off right with another Classic Eats Event. The first event (last Novmeber) was a great success. We ate an early dinner at Clifton’s Cafeteria (The decor, the jello salads!) then moseyed over to the Bonaventure Hotel for cocktails high above Los Angeles (The view, the 80’s vibe!).
Classic Eats #2 is scheduled for Saturday January 24. The voting results will determine a gathering time/place. Voting? Yes! This time YOU get to decide where we will go. Please take a moment and vote below. The poll will remain open until Tuesday January 20. (Don’t worry if your choice doesn’t win this time, all options will remain for future Classic Eats.)Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.
For info and links on all the choices, skip past the jump.
Dog Day Afternoon – Of all the things there are to argue about in LA (eastside/westside, car/bike, subway) nothing seems to get people’s dander up more than Pinks vs. Skooby’s. Will the argument be forever quieted if we all go for a final decision? Hell no. But it could be fun to try. And just to throw that LA curveball, Oki-Dog has been included. (Bring your own Pepto.)
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.
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!
Downtown Delights – Many of you ride the rails in LA so you have probably been to/through Union Station a few times. It’s like stepping back in time. Phillipe’s is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, so let’s go dipping!
French Polynesia – Taix French Restaurant has been serving LA families since 1927 and is still family owned and operated. Tiki Ti is old school, not so old in age (only 45) but in style: Cash only, open when they feel like it, you can smoke inside, more than 80 wacky tropical drinks on the menu, etc. Whenever we end up going to Tiki Ti, we better get their early with fistfuls of cash.