Acme Oyster House, Antoine’s, Brennan’s, Cafe du Monde, Commander’s Palace, Green Grasshopper, Magazine Street, Marlon Brando, New Orleans, Sazerac, Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams, Travel, Tujague’s
“America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.” Tennessee Williams
I have old school restaurants in my DNA. My family had deep roots in the Golden Era eateries of Hollywood, from the Hollywood legend that was Chasen’s at Beverly and Doheny to Armstrong Schroeder on Santa Monica Boulevard. You can add the House of Murphy on San Vicente to the endless lunches my mom and my two aunts served at the 20th Century Fox commissary. Mom’s best friend was busy in Culver City at MGM. And all of this poured into our family restaurant at 2601 W. Sixth St. in Los Angeles.
I’m no stranger to the type of place where jacket and tie are mandatory.