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Art’s Delicatessen & Restaurant from “Beverly Hills, 90210: Exposed!”

Feb 14th, 2018 | By | Category: 90210 & Beverly Hills, 90210 Filming Locations

They say you should always listen to your mother.  It’s good advice.  Case in point – about a decade ago, while stalking in Studio City, my mom, my dad, the Grim Cheaper and I passed by Art’s Delicatessen & Restaurant on Ventura Boulevard and decided to pop in for a bite.  During our meal, my mom encouraged me to take photos of the place as she figured it had likely been utilized for filming at some point or had a celebrity connection.  I spent the […]



The SmokeHouse Restaurant from “Lucifer”

Jan 19th, 2018 | By | Category: TV Locations

Hollywood loves a redux.  So do I, apparently, because here I am yet again with yet another location re-do!  (For those who missed it, I penned a second post on the Simpson family home from She’s Out of Control last week.)  Today’s blog is actually my third go-around with this particular spot (you can read my first two blurbs on it here and here), but when I saw the legendary SmokeHouse restaurant pop up in a rather lengthy segment of the Season 3 episode of […]



Home Restaurant from “Raines”

Jan 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: TV Locations

Every once in a while a show comes along that immediately hooks me.  Such was the case with Raines, an extremely short-lived police procedural boasting a scant seven-episode run.  I was unaware of the NBC series at the time of its original airing in March 2007.  In fact, I only learned of it this past October while doing research for my post on High Tower, the iconic Hollywood Hills campanile from Dead Again that, as I learned via IMDB, also had a prominent role in […]



Cindy’s Restaurant from “Surviving Christmas”

Dec 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I have made no secret of the fact that I majorly ration Christmas locations from year to year.  The sad truth is that few holiday flicks are lensed in the L.A. area (the city’s constant sunshine and lack of snow doesn’t exactly scream “Noel!”), which translates to a very minimal amount of holiday locales.  So I tend to dole out my Yuletide-themed blog posts slowly for fear of exhausting the limited supply.  Today’s location is a major throwback, though, even for me – one I […]



Happy Trails Catering from “Big Little Lies”

Aug 14th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

As you probably noticed, I was unexpectedly MIA for most of last week.  My dad had an experimental five-day procedure done at a hospital in Orange County, so my family and I spent the week by his side.  I fully intended to write new content while there, but the hospital Wi-Fi wasn’t really amenable to that.  (What is it with hospital Wi-Fi, by the way?  I’ve literally never encountered one even halfway decent!)  But I am finally home and ready to get back to my […]



Chasen’s Restaurant from “Enemy of the State”

Jul 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I grew up about as far removed from Hollywood and the world of show business as you can get.  But somehow I was familiar with Chasen’s, the West Hollywood restaurant that played stomping ground to the Tinseltown elite for close to six decades.  I’m not sure where my knowledge of the famed eatery came from, but it is likely due to the countless celebrity biographies and magazines I read as a child and/or the fact that my mom has long been something of a chili […]



Hollywood Diner from “Sleepless in Seattle”

Jul 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Another day, another diner from a Meg Ryan movie!  Unlike the Port Café, the Wilmington, California eatery that portrayed East Coast establishments in both When Harry Met Sally . . . and A Few Good Men, today’s locale can actually be found close to the Atlantic – though its name would have you believe otherwise.  I’m talking about the Hollywood Diner in downtown Baltimore, which played the Capital Diner in the 1993 romcom Sleepless in Seattle.  To discuss the restaurant’s history, though, we have to […]



The Old Place from “Scorpion”

Jul 12th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

There are some spots in L.A. that I miss more than others.  The Old Place pretty much tops that list.  I first stalked the rustic eatery, tucked away on a forested road in the picturesque mountain town of Cornell, in 2011 and was immediately smitten.  Because the restaurant is only open Thursday through Sunday and because I don’t get out to the Cornell area very often since moving to Palm Springs, I haven’t been able to frequent it as much as I’d like.  So I […]



Old Tony’s on the Pier from "The O.C."

Jun 7th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon has been in full effect lately when it comes to Old Tony’s on the Pier, a Redondo Beach restaurant I stalked way back in January 2012 with my good friend Mike (he provided many of the images in this post), but have yet to blog about.  First, Alison Martino, founder of the fabulous Vintage Los Angeles Facebook page, posted some photos of the nautical-themed eatery on her Instagram in May.  Then last week, a link to an L.A. magazine article titled “100 […]



Soup Burg from “Sex and the City”

May 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Sex and the City Filming Locations

I am the first to admit that I get fixated on the most random things.  A few years back, I became obsessed with identifying the diner featured at the very end of the Season 1 episode of Sex and the City titled “Models and Mortals.”  Though the eatery only appeared briefly, I was consumed with tracking it down.  What can I say?  I love a good diner.  It took some legwork to find the place, but find it, I did.  Sadly, by that time, Soup […]