A Bite of Hot Dog History at the First Wienerschnitzel

Driving down Pacific Coast Highway, this small, yet vibrant red and yellow building may not catch your eye, and if it does you may just write it off as one of the many Wienerschnitzel locations scattered across California, but this is in fact the first Wienerschnitzel! Unlike a similar hot dog counterpart (coughHotDogOnAStickcough), Wienerschnitzel has valued…

Book Review: Starlite by Revlis A Sensational Revelation

A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of reviewing Theron Georges’ The Evergleam Book, a detailed account of the fantastical Evergleam aluminum Christmas trees produced the Aluminum Specialty Company. If you’ve been visiting the blog for at least a year, then you’ll know I’m in love with aluminum trees. Well, Georges is back…

Inside the Pantages Theatre: Hollywood’s Art Deco Fever Dream Movie Palace

Over the weekend Patrick and I finally had the pleasure of seeing Hamilton, which also meant we got to go to the iconic Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. The Pantages Theatre welcomed Los Angeles citizens on June 4, 1930, becoming the last movie palace built in Hollywood. Designed by B. Marcus Priteca and owned by Alexander…