The Formosa Café – the Golden Age of Hollywood

February 18th, 2020|

The Formosa Café 7156 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90046 Oh, the tales this late-night watering hole could tell about the Golden Age of Hollywood. A favorite after hours haunt, the Formosa regularly saw the likes of Bogie, Sinatra and Ava,   John Wayne,  James  Dean and Elvis grabbing a bite, nursing drinks and [...]

Brown Derby – Meet me at the Derby

February 18th, 2020|

Brown Derby 3427 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA  28403 “Meet Me At The Derby” If Hollywood handed out Oscars to restaurants, the Brown Derby would win the “Most Inventive, Humorous Eatery” hands down. If the archives are correct, its origins would make a great comedy.  Whether real or apocryphal, the story goes that while [...]

Perino’s Los Angeles, CA If only the walls could talk!

February 18th, 2020|

It’s hard to know what’s a movie plot line or real fact when examining the now defunct,  but infamous Perino’s Restaurant.  Either way, the eatery has an intriguing history that easily could flesh out a good flick. In many ways, Perino’s is an Italian immigrant success story, the epitome of realizing the elusive American [...]