Classic Eats #13: The Polls Are Open!

Saturday, November 6 is Classic Eats #13 and our theme is: Post Election Comfort Eating. No matter who or what you voted for on November 2, let’s all get together and celebrate with or cry into some comforting classic LA eats.

The evening will begin at approximately 5-5:30pm (depending on where we go) to give you plenty of time to come and share in the history of LA eateries then move on to more modern Saturday endeavors. But then again, you may never leave as some Classic Eats Evenings have been known to hit midnight!

You have three candidates/propositions to choose from and they are:

Downtown Delights (Classic Eats Reprise): Traxx and Philippe’s
Off The Hook: Bahooka
LAX Adjacent: Pann’s and The Buggy Whip

Scroll down to read about them all in greater detail. When you have decided, please click here to vote!

No matter where we go, I look forward to seeing you there! Vote Vote Vote!

Downtown Delights

I’m pulling up a classic night from the Classic Eats archive: Classic Eats #2 from January 2009. This was such a great combo, I want to do it again! We will start at that awesome LA Landmark: Union Station and have a lovely cocktail at Traxx Bar while admiring the fab spanish/deco train station. 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. And Phillipe’s is over 100 years old, which is OLD for LA, so let’s go dipping!

Union Station (Traxx)

Off The Hook: Bahooka

This might be a trek for some of you, but hey, it’s going to be so worth it! This place is INSANE! Born in 1967, full of fish tanks and fish of every color and type and size, wacky giant sized tikis and even crazier flaming drinks. I’d never heard about it until recently, but dang, it looks worth the trip! I can’t do it justice. Click that link!

4501 N. Rosemead Blvd.
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 285-1241 -or- (626) 285-7514

LAX Adjacent: Pann’s and The Buggy Whip

If you’ve raced to catch a plane, speeding along La Tijera from mid-city, you’ve seen both Pann’s and The Buggy Whip. Maybe you’ve promised yourself “One of these days I’ll leave enough time to stop in.” Now’s your chance! Pann’s has been a Googie landmark and family owned since 1958. They’ve got excellent, classic diner food, served in an excellent, classic diner. It’s so classic that movies shoot there often. You may recall Pulp Fiction’s diner scene…?? That was Pann’s. Just look at all that Googie Goodness! The Buggy Whip is a classic red velvet booth, live piano player, bar/lounge/restaurant/banquet room all in one. It’s been named one of the best steak places in LA and is a bit pricey to prove it. I thought it best to start at Pann’s then mosey over to the ‘Whip for a post dinner cocktail or dessert in the lounge. I’m hoping there is a giant brandy snifter on the piano for tips…

6710 La Tijera Blvd
LA 90045

The Buggy Whip
7420 La Tijera Blvd.
LA 90045
(310) 645-7131

11 thoughts on “Classic Eats #13: The Polls Are Open!”

  1. Julia,

    My sister came in from Indiana for a couple of days at the races (Oat Tree at Hollywood Park–esp Zenyatta) and since she likes steaks, I took her to The Buggy Whip. The place was nice, the service was questionable at first, obsequious after.
    Everything resolved itself until my sister went to the restroom. I won’t go into the details but she said it was quite apparent that the problems were long standing.
    I did an online search and found the place had been sited for a similar problem within the year.
    While I have other plans for that Saturday already and I am not someone to say negative things about places of business unless very justified, I suggest you check out the restroom when you’re in the area before recommending the place. I do hope it’s been cleaned up since 10/03…


  2. Boo, I’m going to miss this yet again because I will be in Indianapolis for the Most Boring Conference in the World ™. I hope Bahooka doesn’t win this time because I really want to go there with the Classic Eats crowd!

  3. I’ll be moving to LA from Chicago a week prior. Since Philippe’s is toward the top of my “must try” food list, it handily received my vote. Traxx sounds great as well.

  4. Hiya, Wonderful site, where did you come up with the info in this summation? Im glad I found it though, I will be checking back soon to see what other articles you have.

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