Wednesday, July 29, 2015

From - Meet the waitresses....

Meet the Waitresses - 1986
Surly 80s waitresses at Canter's and Du-Par's? Sounds fun.  

Milt's Coffee Shop in Enchanting Bakersfield

#1DinerWife and I were taken over by wanderlust not too long ago and found ourselves in enchanting Bakersfield. For lunch one day we went to Milt's Coffeeshop.  

I love this megalithic sign.

Inside is decorated with murals depicting the area through different decades.

The service was not great. They were busy, yes, but our waiter seemed to be a social floater. He'd stop and chit chat with other tables while we waited around for him.

Biscuits and Gravy

Chicken and Waffles

Pumpkin Pancakes

Food: Decent, but not anything special.
Service: For us, lacking.
Price: Decently price for the quality. $7 to $10.
Pie: Assorted.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Jan's Family Restaurant

Jan's has closed.

I never reviewed Jan's. In truth, I had actually only been there once (had a slice of blueberry pie, it was adequate). It is sad to see another piece of coffee shop history disappear.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Another Norms update- courtesy of Los Angeles magazine.

From the article-
This week he told me his plan: To build a “community of shops” where the parking lot now stands. He envisions renting to tenants similar to those on Abbot Kinney in Venice or in the Brentwood Country Mart. “We’re trying to curate the experience,” he says. “We want it to feel authentic.” The developer has come to admire Norms’ architecture and hopes the neighborhood, the Conservancy, and future patrons will appreciate his vision for the landmark. “It’s such a beautiful building and that sign is just like fucking awesome,” he says."

On one hand I have no idea what "feel authentic" means in this context, but I am given some hope that he thinks the sign is "fucking awesome."

The rest of the article is distressing.