Saturday, February 10, 2018

Retro best in Los Angeles according to Rick Dees

Disco Duck creator/exceptional DJ/LA talent tells his best in 2007
Patti Pietschmann

The year was 2007 and I was  updating the ACCESS Guide to Los Angeles  (Harper Collins publisher).  I asked Rick Dees, the creator of the all time hit, Disco Duck, dessert cookbook author, America's Weekly Top 40, TV/Radio personality and entrepreneur to give us his favorite LA haunts.  Some may be way gone by now. But here's what the
What Rick Dees loved in 2007:

Best Cakes:
Aroma Cafe
4360 Tujunga Ave.
Studio City, California 91604
Ph: (818) 508-0677

Best dinner: dinner at the BelAir Hotel
BelAir Hotel
701 Stone Canyon Road
Los Angeles, CA  90077
Ph: (310) 472-1211

Best coffee, hands down:
Beachtown Roasters
Long Beach, CA
Ph: (562) 608-8542

Best bagels - hot, fresh, home made every morning by 5am at Bake It Again Sam
Bake It Again Sam
4007 W Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505
Ph: (818) 846-7118 

Best Homemade Cookies (Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin among others), and homemade Peach Cobbler ...EVER!
Dees Studios on Riverside Drive
3601 West Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA  91505
Ph: (800) 742-5333

Best Mexican Restaurant in the Valley:
Don Cuco's
3911 Riverside Drive
Toluca Lake, CA 91505
Ph: (818) 842-1123

Best Pancakes:
12036 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA91604
Ph: (818) 766-4437

Best Steak: the Filet at Lakeside Golf Club of Hollywood
Lakeside Golf Club of Hollywood
4500 Lakeside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505

Best High Tea:
Ritz Carlton in Pasadena
1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue
Pasadena, California 91106 
Ph: (626) 568-3900

Best Tea Shop:
Rose Tree Cottage
828 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106
Ph: (626) 793-3337

Best hot dogs - Pink's in Hollywood
709 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Ph: (323) 931-4223

Best Salad: the Chopped Salad at La Loggia
La Loggia Ristorante
11814 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604-2617
Ph: (818) 985-9222

Best shoe repair and best keys made (look for the big red shoe car that's parked out front) - Victor's Shoe Repair
Victor's Shoe Repair
3810 W. Verdugo Avenue
Burbank, CA  91505
Ph: (818) 845-4213

Best News Stand - World Book & News on Cahuengua in Hollywood
World Book & News
1652 N Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Ph: 323-465-4352
Ph: 323-465-4352

Any of things ring a bell? Let us know.