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Jul 24, 2007 10:14 AM

Restaurant inspired by the 1950's coffee diner?

recently read about a newly opened restaurant that was inspired by design of the 1950's era of the coffee shop diner. I think it served traditional homemade diner foods with a twist, possibly also some Asian influence, plan to be in the LA area, wanting to check out that place, any rec would be appreciated, thanks,

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  1. Do you have a name or location? Is the photo the actual place?

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    1. re: Burger Boy

      no, just in general a restaurant in the SF bayarea.
      those are not the pictures.

    2. The closest thing I can think of is Fred 62.

      He used to have (what was it called "Airstream"?) that place in Beverly Hills that looked like the travel trailer of the same name, but it has gone to that big diner in the sky due to the horrible food they served keeping everyone from coming back.

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      1. re: Servorg

        In the post above it says newly, airstream was 5-7 years ago and fred 62, which I enjoy now that Fred Eric is no longer involved, has been around for 11-13. Take a look at the photos, it looks very cool!

          1. re: JAB

            Yes! Cheaper, better, no hype (except possibly the '60s soundtrack, but that's forgivable). Nobody pretending to be retro, 'cause a lot of them really have worked there since before you were born.

          2. it's called Oinkster in Eagle Rock. has anyone been to this place?
            slow fast foods cooking...

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            1. re: Rina

              I was actually there earlier today and just posted about it here:

              The menu is somewhat limited (not really dinerish, if that's what you're looking for), but there are some standout items, including the Ube milkshake. Their website needs to be updated with new menu offerings (more salads, it seems like, and they now have beer). Anyway, here's the website:

              And here's some other recent threads about Oinkster:

              2005 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041