Attempted Coup Floup

I have been meaning to put every day in 2021, but due to the sheer insanity of the past few days (four years), I have fallen behind. I hope to get back to things tomorrow.

Pinafini – Los Angeles, California

Pinafini opened on April 15, 1985 at 8612 Beverly Blvd. on the ground floor of the Beverly Center in Los Angeles. Started by Walter Shui, shopping-mall mogul and Los Angeles, via-Italy chef Antonio Tommassi, the modern Venetian restaurant was a big hit from the start. The Los Angeles Times called it a “..slick, hip, high-techContinue reading “Pinafini – Los Angeles, California”

Andre’s L’Omelette – Palo Alto, California

Andre Frelier and his brother Pierre owned and operated L’Omelette on El Camino Real Street in Palo Alto, California from 1932 to 1970. The original restaurant burned to the ground on August 12, 1941 when Harry Gillette, the 57-year old caretaker of the building, inadvertently started a fire when he lighted the gas stove inContinue reading “Andre’s L’Omelette – Palo Alto, California”

Ace Motel – Indianapolis, Indiana

Highly RecommendedACE MOTELOn U.S. 40 East, and Junction 100 – City Limits7201 E. Washington St.Indianapolis 19, IndianaFLeetwood 6-7227New – Modern – Wall-to-Wall Carpeting – Tiled Combination Baths – Air-Conditioned – Free Television in Every Room – Telephones – Playground and Restaurant next door. AAA Approved. Recommended by Duncan Hines. Dated Sept. 6, 1967 Photo byContinue reading “Ace Motel – Indianapolis, Indiana”

With New Year Greetings

Happy New Year! It seems like a good time to share some early 20th century New Year’s greetings postcards. Most of these cards are embossed to add texture and to make the card feel more substantial. There were a wide variety of publishers, both known and unknown that made greeting cards. When the postcard crazeContinue reading “With New Year Greetings”

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