Friday, June 5, 2009

"Old places have more character"

House off Vernon and Fig next to entrance to 110 freeway. I love the color combo, real artistic. The best part is the sexy van peeking out of the side.

Three hot cars...


It was once a restaurant, but I never got a chance to see it even open... *update* sorry I did not add location before , but this place is located on the Pacific Coast Highway on Eastside of Wilmington on the " Ghost Town" side.

(below) Is a closed down Weber factoy in South Central off Slauson.

Growing up Weber's bread used to be the softest bread ever! It was kind of one of the more expensive ones as well. Those where the days when white bread was " cool" and "popular" now most people stick to the healthier stuff. Do they even stock this historical bread on the shelf?

check out Pancho and Cisco (same name) huh?? enjoying Weber's Bread.

9 comments:

EL CHAVO! said...

They stopped making Weber's awhile back, i think because people wanted something better than a thin slice of cake for breakfast! No nutritional value, and it was all air anyways.

Doña Junta said...

Thanks’ Chavo, I did figure it might have had something to do with people wanting to be more health conscious . Remember all those Bakery outlet thrift shops? They still have a few here and there but those are starting to close down as well. Next to that Weber facility there is a Wonder bread/Hostess and I asked the lady if the Weber place was part of them. She said that the Weber place been closed a while and they where more like competition. She said they do not bake break in So Cal anymore maybe not even in Ca. I guess they used to back in the days but for some reason they shut those entire places do. She said they ship bread from far away. In San Pedro we also used to have a bread bakery that closed down and turned into a Target. I would never eat that bread now, but as a kid it was sooo good my dad hardly bought it he always bought Wonder which was not as soft.

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Refried Dreamer said...

hehe... Wonder bread is prolly made down here. We've got that stuff everywhere. I'll get back to you.

Dona junta said...

@Refried
Yeah that is interesting maybe Mexico bought it out.

Dona Licha said...

Ooh man that Cinco the Mayo restaurant is a throw back. Closed down waaaaaaaaaaaay before I was even 5 or so...

El Editor de LatinoLA said...

The Cinco de Mayo was the first place my abuelita worked when she came over from Guadalajara in the late 40's. She was one of the cooks. She got my dad his papers and he that was the first place he worked, too. He was a waiter. In gratitude, he and my mom asked the owner, Manuel Gonzalez, to be my baptismal godfather/padrino. We'd go to the Cinco de Mayo about once every couple months. With six kids, it was a bargain, especially their child's plate: fried rabbit, rice, beans, tortilla. There was a huge painting of La Batalla de Puebla that covered one wall, very detailed, very European. After Nino Manuel retired, his son Manuel Jr. took over. Don't know why they closed down, been that way for a good 20 years that I know of. The sopa de arroz...fluffy and flavorful, just like my moms. Thanks for memorias.

El Editor de LatinoLA said...

By the way, you don't mention that the Cinco de Mayo is/was in Wilmington, my hometown. Eastside, ¿y que?

Doña Junta said...

@ El Editor,

Yes sir! thanks for the reminder I just added the location on the post. How could I have forgotten :)

Doña Junta said...

@ El Editor,

Thanks for the awesome history by the way. Who would have known it was rooted that far back. Great story.