Friday, May 1, 2009

Car hop Heaven in Long Beach, California

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Southern California was the birthplace of car culture, and the 50's burger joints that catered to cars (via roller skating waitresses) grew out of that culture.

These days, it's hard to find one of those 50's-style gems, but my pal, Bob, in Long Beach tells me these car hop Heavens are experiencing something of a revival in his neck of the woods. “Roll back the clock and check out Frisco’s Car Hop,” he Twitters. “Fun place to dine and be entertained; car hops servers don rollerskates!”

Frisco's Carhop Grill and Restaurant (in Long Beach and City of Industry) hasn't been around since the 1950s, but does a darn good job of evoking that era (as you can tell by the classic cars often parked out front). Okay, car hop lovers, now you know where to get your burgers on!

1 comment:

ClaireWalter said...

Sonic drive-ins look like old car-hop places, but I've never been to one so I don't know what the servers have on their feet -- or if they are drive-throughs disguised at carhop places. When I first moved to Boulder 20 years ago, we had an imitation '50s diner whose waitrons cruised around indoors on roller skates. It was, not surprisingly, called the L.A. Diner.

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