This beautifully photographed book offers a fresh look at Southern California's roadside eateries. Embark on a road trip to out-of-the-way Route 66 landmarks, futuristic Googie coffee shops, and exotic Polynesian paradises. Part-homage and part-guidebook, this photo essay captures the flavor and character of Southern California's most unique eating establishments. Tour 1920s legends like Hollywood's Formosa Cafe to 1960s jet age icons like the LAX Theme Building. Hungry historians, students and pop culture enthusiasts will appreciate the well-researched text, photography, and personal stories. Architects and photographers will enjoy the full-color, visual experience.
John Eng is a photographer, art director, animation director, and filmmaker who grew up in New York and now works mainly in Los Angeles. His photography has appeared in L.A. Magazine, Dwell, CA Modern magazine, and L.A. Conservancy publications. Adriene Biondo is a freelance photographer who has been affiliated with the L.A. Conservancy for many years. She has earned her numerous historic preservation awards, including the California Preservation Foundation's 2008 President's Award.