Galco’s Old World Grocery, Eagle Rock (1897)
Famous for having more than 700 flavors of soda. Also carry candy like Big Hunk, Abba-Zaba, Oh Henry!, U-No and Zagnut.
The Polo Lounge, Beverly Hills (1912)
Located in the Beverly Hills Hotel, this was originally the only rest stop between Hollywood and Pacific Palisades for celebrities like Will Rogers and Rudolph Valentino who were playing polo. Howard Hughes lived in a bungalow and the hotel was on the cover of the Eagles’ album “Hotel California.” And you’ve got Faye Dunaway relaxing the morning after she won an Oscar.
Halfway House Cafe, Canyon Country (1931)
Breakfast and lunch place in Santa Clarita.
El Farolito, Placentia (1974)
This restaurant rountinely makes “best food in Orange County” lists. Perhaps because it is family-owned and operated.
Dick Church’s Family Restaurant, Costa Mesa 1947
Taylor’s Steakhouse, Los Angeles and La Canada (1955)
Dan Tana’s, West Hollywood, (1964)
Famous for turning away Richard Burton, it’s from an era where other well-known restaurants like Chasen’s and Scandia are no longer in business. You can get the New York Steak, Dabney Coleman; Veal Cutlet, Milanese, a la George Clooney; or Braciola, Vlade Divac.