Makes stops throughout L.A., Fairfax.
This decade-defining murder remains a cold case. Gather evidence for yourself on this exhaustively thorough tour.
35. Kip’s Toyland
The Original Farmer’s Market, 6333 W. 3rd St., Fairfax.
L.A.’s oldest toy store still sells fantastic retro toys with timeless appeal.
36. Langer’s Deli
704 S. Alvarado St., Westlake.
Don’t ask questions, just order a #19.
5702 York Blvd., Highland Park.
Classic bottled colas at their absolute finest.
38. See’s La Cienega
3431 S. La Cienega Blvd., Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw.
It was here that Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance mastered the art of assembly line chocolate dipping for their “Job Switching” episode.
3405 Tweedy Blvd., South Gate.
Buy a classic Pendleton board shirt or Zoot suit at the iconic South Gate store.
250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro.
Wander through the innards of a ship that served in WWII and carried President Franklin D. Roosevelt across the Atlantic to meet with Churchill and Stalin.
2575 Beverly Blvd., Westlake.
It’s imperative that you order their double chili cheeseburger at least once, preferably from the original location.
999 S. La Brea Ave., Inglewood.
This place has been dishing up soft serve in Inglewood for 70 years.
43. Chris & Pitt’s
9839 Artesia Blvd., Bellflower.
This outpost of the barbecue chain boasts a faux log cabin exterior, cushy leather booths, and red linoleum. Some might call it dated. Some might call it delightfully vintage.
44. Oxman’s Surplus
14128 Rosecrans Ave., Santa Fe Springs.
It’s hard to fully get a sense epic shadow WWII cast over the world, but perusing the collection at Oxman’s—and, say, looking through a bomb sight—can begin to put things into perspective.
45. Carter Sexton
5308 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village.
The Valley Village art store, with it’s neon artist’s palette sign, harkens back to the birth of the suburbs and the postwar rise of easy-modern living.
46. Jay-Dee Cafe
1843 W. Main St., Alhambra.
This place is basically a time machine, and the burgers hold up.
401 S. Lake Ave 3rd Fl., Pasadena.
The orange and yellow salon chairs and framed silhouette portraits are a throwback.
1824 W. Main St., Alhambra.
The soda fountain retains all its 1940s glory.
49. Candela’s Guitar
2724 East Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Boyle Heights.
Thomas Delgado crafts some of the finest guitars in the world in this timeless shop, which opened in 1948.
1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica.
Catch a Hitchcock film on the big screen.
4639 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz.
Get a proper straight razor shave.
6710 La Tijera Blvd., Westchester.
Basic diner breakfast in one of the greatest Googie coffee shops.
53. The Apple Pan
10801 W. Pico Blvd., West Los Angeles.
You can never go wrong with the coconut cream pie.
54. Mel’s Drive-In
Locations in Sherman Oaks, Hollywood, and West Hollywood.
Good old-fashioned diner. Good old-fashioned shakes.
805 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena.
Their vinyl collection gigantic.
9023 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera.
They’ve kept the signage and menu true to the ’50s.
10207 Lakewood Blvd., Downey.
This is the only McDonald’s in the world that still serves the original deep-fried apple pies.
916 W. Olive Ave., Burbank.
Burbank’s classic coffee shop serves the hits—burgers, milkshakes, coffee, pie—to patrons seated in brown leather-upholstered stools at a polished wood counter. We might not call it “good” per se, but that doesn’t mean it’s not wonderful.
59. Barone’s Pizza
13726 Oxnard St., Valley Glen.
These long-time purveyors of rectangular pizza picked up and moved locations in 2006, but the new place (which was first a German restaurant, then a Swiss restaurant), and the interior remains virtually unchanged.
60. Lolita’s Tamales
6050 Whittier Blvd., East Los Angeles.https://www.instagram.com/p/BOIlpMUA2r6/
This East Los establishment has been in business for three generations. Do not underestimate their rajas tamales with cheese.
61. The Dresden Room
1760 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz.
Jazz duo Marty and Elayne have been holding down the fort for 36 years.
7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood.
If you haven’t swum in the Roosevelt Hotel pool, you haven’t lived.
210 Fishermans Wharf, Redondo Beach.
A seaside icon.
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