Thursday, August 05, 2010
Traveling Thursdays: Clifton’s Brookdale Cafeteria
Daveland will take you all over the place; from the most famous to the most obscure. Today’s entry is a semi-hidden gem I learned about while taking a walking tour of historic Los Angeles Movie Palaces. This gem I refer to is a restaurant called Clifton’s Brookdale Cafeteria.
The first thing you see outside is the very cool vintage terrazzo floor at the entrance of Clifton’s, featuring a number of Los Angeles landmarks.
Inspired by his youthful memories in the Santa Cruz mountains, Clifford Clinton transformed a ho-hum Los Angeles eatery into an artificial woodland paradise back in 1935.
What’s the food like? Well, it’s hard to describe. Just picture a school cafeteria, with just about ANYTHING you could imagine (and I mean anything). The quality is decent, the selection will blow your mind, and the atmosphere will take you back to a kinder and gentler time. We could all use a little more Clifton’s!
Clifton's continues to practice Clifford Clinton's philosophy of treating customers as "guests" and employees as "associates" and still offers a guarantee of "Dine Free Unless Delighted." To learn more about Clifton’s, visit their website.
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