Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Cindy's Restaurant

I love a good ol' fashioned diner. Nothing beats sittin' at a stainless steel counter, drinking weak coffee, sopping up eggs with soggy toast and reading the opinion page of the LA Times. I'm always on the hunt for a good greasy spoon. Sadly, Cindy's Restaurant (1500 Colorado Blvd.) is not that place. But, as soon as I walked in the door this morning, I had the sudden realization that Cindy's might have been that place at one time. It was narrow on the inside with a long counter. There was no sign of any classic 50's steel in the design. It was bright and ugly. It was completely modernized in a bad way. A quick internet search of Cindy's even revealed that the place was built in 1946. Today, though, it has the lovely milieu of a Denny's.

As for the food? Whatever. It was suitable truck stop fare at best. I had eggs and bacon. The bacon was cheap, thin and greasy; a trademark of a good diner. But, in this case, I shall bestow my disapproval as I'm still reeling from the fact that people have no respect for the past.

Unfortunately, there's a lot of "could've been great" stories about Los Angeles. Colorado Boulevard lost a lot of lovely old brick buildings. For instance, the corner of Townshend and Colorado was totally demolished for a horrid strip mall. And now, I hear someone wants to tear down the last remaining Brown Derby to build a condo. Click on this link to Save The Derby!


At 2:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 5:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 10:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

just stumbled on your site. i am a long-time eastsider via west hollywood and arcadia, east coast, blah blah. first glassell, now mt washington. have you tried astro's for the diner experience? and you gotta check out villa sombrero for mex. i'm still readin your reviews. thanks, most of these places i would never have set foot in. i am so getting the chillin and grillin french dip when i drop off my movies. now if we could just have a decent fuckin supermarket.


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