Diners came in all shapes. I remember this one on Florence Boulevard west of Figueroa Street.
Steve, I bet the food was gassy at that joint!
The food may have been gassy, but it was light.
Some things never change.
Neat picture. I wonder what the is nearest Avenue?
I heard there was a $5000 fine for running an ad like that in......NYC?, I think it was? so yes, things DO change.
I noticed that too Burger, As the "Ghost" in Polar Express said "Aint we all"
Steve I love the photo. That sedan in front of the Cabriolet is a late 1929 Buick. You hardly ever see one with the fancy hub caps, earlier '29 production caps were not painted. The trunk rack is an after market accesory.
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Van de Kamp bakeries had several windmill locations. We use to pass one in West L.A. on the way to ball games at Gilmore Field.
I wonder what they mean by "Real Chili" ?? As opposed too ??
Kind of like "real cheese" made from dairy products, as opposed to "cheese food", which is made from petroleum distillates.
The Van de Kamp bakery was at the corner of San Fernando Rd and Fletcher Dr. They had a restaurant right on the corner and I ate many meals there. One was after the prom when I was in High School. There was a counter, a dining room and a drive-in with car hops!
There were others in the Los Angeles area. One was on the corner of Huntington Drive and Santa Anita Avenue in Arcadia. I ate breakfast there two years ago, but it was a Denny's at that time. The windmill was still there! We were celebrating the 100 year anniversary of my grandparents building a cabin in the Big Santa Anita Canyon. The cabin is still there.
I remember a van de kamps on Reseda blvd in the Valley
I'm saving that Zep Cafe pic, as the Model A SPORT COUPE (not Cabriolet) is a dead ringer for my Model A--could even be it, as my car is a California car.
picture from many decades ago--still trying to recover my pics from my computer crash.
Woof . That's not the one I was thinking about when I read the title. Now I'm pretty sure I saw it here on the Forum: which diner or restaurant had an actual air craft ( bomber ?) on a pedistal out front?
There was a thread but I think it was a gas station in Oregon and was next to a diner. It opened in 1947 and I think closed in the early 90's. The airplane (a large WWII bomber) was on a pedestal above the gas pumps and you fueled up under it.
I went looking for that plane a couple weeks ago, but could not find it !
All has become clear to me now, Glasshoppah !
If that's the gas station I'm thinking of, the airplane is actually being restored!
On Aurora north (hwy 99) Seattle there was an AT-6, I believe on the roof of a gas station, in the 50s and 60s. Dave in Bellingham,WA
The last one of those Windmills I saw was on the corner of Roscoe Blvd and Reseda (I think)...it the modern style and the blades of the mill would turn and were lit at night..it's gone now though.
I think you are right about the Location of the the Van de Kamps
We have a windmill still in Spokane, up in the Perry District. Have
several giant milk bottle buildings as well.