Hwy, Cornell, CA 91301. The interior still has original remnants of river rock trim and angular windows, but the decor has been brought into the current century. Originally opened in 1970 in Sepulveda, CA by owners Lenny and Bernie, whose portraits are displayed in the vintage 70s molded plastic sign atop the roof. (1976) Leos Mexican Food 16006 Inglewood Ave, Lawndale, CA 90260. Unremodeled 1970s casual dining room with wood paneled walls and drop ceiling. Typical fast food restaurant serving American and Mexican food, with an amazing vintage sign. Eating areas have either dark green leather booths or faux wood laminate tables, while the floor is a deep red linoleum and ceilings are beamed wood.
The restaurants setting next door to Griffith Park and the Equestrian Center, gives it a rural feeling and there is even an area to tie horses when their riders are in the restaurant eating. Since 1984, Simply Wholesome on Slauson Ave in the Inglewood, CA area has offered veggie and vegan preparations of scrumptious down-home soul food delicacies, including vegan collard greens, mac n cheese and Jamaican patties, right alongside its traditional meat options. Inside feels unpretentious and echoes with history, with wood walls, brick floors, thick, multi-colored bottle-glass windows, and a sturdy, wooden horseshoe-shaped bar. (1969) Lancers Restaurant 697 N Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502. Today there are over 100 restaurants in the chain. (1946) Clearmans Steak n Stein 9545 E Whittier Blvd, Pico Rivera, CA 90660. The Beach Boys grew up a few blocks away used to get pizza here after their gigs in the early 60s. The family also operated two additional Ernies Jr restaurants in Eagle Rock (1950-2014) and Pasadena (1955-1998).
The interior lacks any vintage touches and features a small, basic dining room with booths and photos on the walls. (1965) Cupids Hot Dogs 9039 Lindley Ave, Northridge, CA 91325. Located in a rustic, wood cabin-like building constructed in 1925, it is the perfect description of a tavern- a dark bar with tables, serving a full menu, heavy on the burgers, steak and BBQ. Known for its corned beef, Magees restaurant helped bring electricity to the Farmers market and first added tables and chairs. (closed permanently November 2015) (1971) Benihana 38 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Small, no frills Mexican cafe with basic tables chairs. I keep this list continually updated. Because of that, lines get long during lunch time. (1974) Ristorante Peppone 11628 Barrington Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90049.