Southern California Eats
Last Friday, Larry and I attended a book signing at The Soap Plant in Hollywood for "Southern California Eats." The book was photographed and written by our Mod-Com friends, Adriene Biondo and John Eng.
Adriene, Ellen and John
The book is a pictorial history of classic SoCal eateries. It's not only a tribute to restaurants that are no longer with us, but it's a sort of guidebook to places that are still serving meals. I recognize most of the restaurants photographed in the book, but there are many that I haven't actually been to, especially places in San Bernardino and beyond. I look forward to keeping this book in the car as a handy reference to eating establishments while on the road.
I have seen many photos of some of these classic restaurants in other publications. However, Adriene and John seemed to find different angles to photograph. It's so refreshing.
The book signing was great. There were many friends in attendance. I always like visiting The Soap Plant, which also houses La Luz de Jesus Art Gallery and Wacko.
There's a great book selection, along with kitschy items such as tiki-abilia, totebags, lamps, accessories, candles and anything else you could possibly want. Of course, I couldn't leave the place without buying a robot totebag!
Congratulations to Adriene and John for writing this informative and beautifully photographed book!