It’s been almost a year since I left California, and right before I did, I made a really conscientious effort to hit up as many spots on my “oldest restaurants in Los Angeles” list. In fact on one single day, my dear friend Wendy B and I decided to hit up as many as possible. I made a map, we concentrated it in the valley and off we went.
The Bear Pit Bar-B-Q
Given the concentration of places we wanted to visit in one day, we knew eating at every stop on the way might be problematic. So we kicked things off at The Bear Pit Bar-B-Q in Mission Hills. It’s been around since the 1940’s and this is the last remaining location. It’s pretty yum and worth a trip.
Cupid Hot Dogs
Still full from BBQ this became a soda and photo only pit-stop. But even if the sausage was shitty (I’ve heard it’s not!) it’s worth the jaunt for this dreamy signage!
I’m wearing a Reifhaus dress, Sandrine Rose jacket and Clarks sandals.
We were definitely ready for a slice of pie as we headed over to Heart’s Coffee Shop. It was sadly closed, but the owner was still there and let me pop in to take these photos.
After Heart our next stop was some pretty strong cocktails at The Tonga Hut. Documentation of our adventure and the subsequent dinner at Mexican classic Casa Vega became a little… blurry after this.
I’m glad I got to hit up these classics before I left.