Tonight is Dan Tana’s 50th anniversary! The landmark Italian restaurant—located next to the world famous Troubadour—will be closed for a private party by invitation only, but that won’t stop the neighborhood locals and paparazzi from trying to catch a glimpse of the star studded guest list. Not on the list? (I’m one of the lucky few.)
Take a gander at these rare images of one of the most beloved restaurants in the city. Cheers to a Los Angeles Legend!
Read a Q&A with veteran bartender Michael Gotovac here.
Alison Martino is a writer, television producer and personality, and L.A. pop culture historian. She founded the Facebook page Vintage Los Angeles in 2010. In addition to CityThink and VLA, Martino muses on L.A’s. past and present on Twitter and Instagram.