Good 47º clear sunny morning.
Be safe out there with this full moon!!!
Yesterday we stayed clear and sunny and breezy. We topped at 88º.
Picture of the Day ... perfect timing
Interesting about one of Californa's iconic restaurants....
Norm’s Restaurants, West Hollywood
Although it may boast only 18 locations throughout L.A., the Inland Empire, and Orange County (and one coming to the Carson/Inglewood area), is there any chain more southern Californian than Norm’s? Founder Norm Roybark, a used car salesman, opened his first California coffee shop on Sunset near Vine in 1949 — the year that also brought us the first muscle car and that led us into the decade of car culture. Although Norm’s wasn’t known for its carhop service like Bob’s was, several of the restaurants were built to resemble automobile showrooms. You could even enjoy your steak and eggs in a bucket-seated booth.
The Sunset location is long gone, but you can still experience the heyday of Norm’s at its oldest operating location at 470 N. La Cienega Boulevard near Melrose, just a couple of steps outside the West Hollywood city boundary. The 1957 Googie design by Armet & Davis is a quintessential beacon and haven for motorists, still drawn to its pennant-style neon sign, geometric roofline, and huge window walls that allow drivers to peek inside as much as the diners can watch the cars go by. Many of the interior details are still intact, including flagstone-accented walls (which thankfully haven’t been dry-walled over) and mosaic tile with the initial “n” for Norm’s. Depending on when you go, you might encounter a weekday power lunch, a Saturday hangover brunch, an after school snack or an early dinner for those dressed in their Sunday best. All the locations in the chain are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week – and that sawtooth pennant sign marks 13 of them (though the Pico Rivera location has gone digital). And for another Armet & Davis-designed Googie experience, you can also visit the second-oldest operating Norm’s — in Huntington Park.
Bonus: Let your taste buds continue to do the walking! For a more completionist experience of SoCal’s savory history, you must also visit original locations of The Cheesecake Factory in Beverly Hills, Ruby’s Diner in Newport Beach, El Cholo (a.k.a. the Sonora Café) in K-Town on Western Avenue, Wienerschnitzel in Wilmington, Hot Dog on a Stick under the Santa Monica Pier, Famous Amos in Hollywood on Sunset/Formosa (now Bossa Nova), El Pollo Loco in Westlake… the list goes on and on.
We’ve lost so many others — Johnny Rockets on Melrose, IHOP in Toluca Lake, Denny’s in Lakewood, Taco Bell in Downey (relocated to company headquarters in Irvine) — and many of the extant ones are under constant threat of demolition. Go now while you can, before we lose any more.
From Mr. Food
We found a "buttery crispy" way to make fried chicken and it doesn't involve any frying! Our Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken is super juicy, flavorful, and extra crispy. Your family is going to devour this oven-fried chicken!
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted (see Note)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (4-pound) chicken, cut into eighths
Historically this date.....
1971 – Right to vote: the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 years, is formally certified by President Richard Nixon.
1973 – Catastrophic BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) in Kingman, Arizona, following a fire that broke out as propane is being transferred from a railroad car to a storage tank, kills 11 firefighters.
2012 – The Shard in London is inaugurated as the tallest building in Europe, with a height of 310 meters (1,020 ft).
And births this date include...
1928 – Katherine Helmond, American actress (d.2019)
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo