Tom’s Southern California Dining

Tom with Bob's Big Boy

One thing that COVID has taken from so many of us is the pleasure of the dining-out experience.  One of the most satisfying aspects of life is going out with friends to restaurants scattered throughout Southern California.  In the past two decades, the So. Cal. dining scene, especially in Los Angeles and surrounding towns, has exploded with numerous incredible eateries.  Sadly, some of these great restaurants have been forced to close, but here are our favorites that are still hanging in there and that we hope to visit again soon.

May 12, 2014

The Derby – Arcadia, CA

“History Lives Here” The Derby – Arcadia, CA Restaurant Type: Traditional American When you first step inside The Derby in Arcadia, immediately you realize you are in the midst of horse racing history. Originally called the Proctor Tavern when it opened its doors in 1922, the name change to The […]
February 20, 2014

AltaEats – Pasadena, CA

Good “Eats” In AltaPasadena AltaEats – Pasadena, CA Restaurant Type: American What’s better than “discovering” a great new restaurant?   I believe it’s having that restaurant located less than two miles from your house. Had we been in Paris, Tracy and I would have probably walked to AltaEats (1860 N. Allen […]