Friday, March 23, 2012

Vintage Photo Friday

Vintage IHOP Matchbook

On Saturday, we're celebrating Darcy's b-day with the KnitGrrlz! Three of the KnitGrrrlz are now Ukulele Ladies (Brit, Natalie and Mary Jo).....sooooo, after their uke lesson at McCabe's, we'll be convening at A-Frame Restaurant in Mar Vista to serenade Darcita! We've been practicing the traditional "Happy Birthday" song for this occasion!

An Original International House of Pancakes A-Frame Building

I've written about A-Frame Restaurant before. The food is great, the vibe is cool and I hope they don't mind our ukulele mini-concert!

IHOP Interior, 1970

This particular restaurant is housed in a former International House of Pancakes A-frame building, hence the name of the restaurant. IHOP was founded in 1958 by Al Lapin, Jr. in Toluca Lake, California. I've always loved the look of these buildings with their distinctive blue roofs and early American wood furniture and architectural features. The IHOP in my neighborhood was on Olympic Blvd. at LaPeer Dr., Beverly Hills. The building is still there, vacant, after a Japanese restaurant closed years ago. I wish Roy Choi would open up A-Frame at this location too!

A-Frame Restaurant, 2010 - photos courtesy of A-Frame Website

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