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Classic Sundae?

oro3030 Jun 1, 2008 06:29 PM

I am looking for the real-deal / old school / classic hot fudge sundae. Served in a glass, not in styrofoam, with real fudge, peanuts, and whipped cream that doesn't taste like air.

Fosselman's is tasty but comes in styrofoam.

It's OK if the place is a sit down restaurant and not a ice cream shop.

This is centered on the East side of LA but I will travel to the Westside if necessary for this.


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    SeaCook Jun 5, 2008 11:49 AM

    The Tam O'Shanter in Los Feilz has CC Brown's sundaes. CC Brown's invented the hot fudge sundae in 1906. That's where I'd go. Look and drool:


    Now I want one!

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      iknowfood64 Jun 5, 2008 01:29 AM

      TOWHEYS!! We go there just for the sundaes! Awesome. Bitter sweet dark chocolate.

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        slacker Jun 2, 2008 01:19 PM

        Bob's Big Boy.

        1. DanaB Jun 2, 2008 10:22 AM

          The best one is at Lawry's. It's made with "C.C. Brown's" hot fudge, and is huge, in a glass bowl, and delicious.

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          1. re: DanaB
            MlsaQ Jun 2, 2008 10:44 AM

            I second Lawry's. It is the best! I plan my dinner around ordering the sundae. I love how they give you extra fugde on the side and their almonds are perfect.

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            JudiAU Jun 2, 2008 09:39 AM

            I believe Milk has a hot fudge sundae.

            1. ElsieDee Jun 1, 2008 10:44 PM

              Twohey's in Alhambra - though it comes with toasted almonds rather than peanuts. Try the hot dark chocolate fudge! Served in a lovely glass with a long-handled spoon.

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              1. re: ElsieDee
                condiment Jun 2, 2008 10:07 AM

                Twohey's does indeed serve an epic hot-fudge sundae.

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                  bluemonster Jun 2, 2008 12:48 PM

                  I third Twohey's, and it's close to the OP as well. I would avoid the other food items though

                  Twohey's Restaurant
                  1224 N Atlantic Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801

                  1. re: bluemonster
                    Will Owen Jun 5, 2008 10:14 AM

                    Fourth Twohey's! Especially since they'll put any ice-cream flavor you want into any ice-cream dessert you order, meaning you can get hot fudge over chocolate. Add the real whipped cream and the cherry, and that is DESSERT!

                    And I don't really understand the hate they get for their other food here, frankly. It's by no means outstanding, but I've always found it better than edible.

                    1. re: Will Owen
                      ipsedixit Jun 5, 2008 10:40 AM

                      The food at Twoheys reminds me of Bob's Big Boy, which isnt necessarily a bad thing.

                      1. re: ipsedixit
                        Diana Jun 5, 2008 11:42 AM

                        boy, I wish the site was better for Twohey's!

              2. ipsedixit Jun 1, 2008 09:56 PM

                Fair Oaks Pharmacy ... and the best part is that it comes with Fosselman's ice cream.

                Fair Oaks Pharmacy
                (626) 799-1414
                1526 Mission St
                South Pasadena, CA

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                1. re: ipsedixit
                  Jack Flash Jun 1, 2008 10:45 PM

                  As far as I know, they don't serve Fosselman's at the Fair Oaks Pharmacy, but rather Dreyer's. Soda Jerks (RIP) used Fosselman's, but not the pharmacy.

                  1. re: Jack Flash
                    monku Jun 1, 2008 11:22 PM

                    Down the street (Mission) there's Buster's and they serve Fosselman's. Haven't had a sundae there in years so can't remember if they offered it in a glass or not. Maybe they do since you can get coffee in a mug.

                    Looking quickly at Fair Oaks Pharmacy's menu and interesting they charge 75 cents for a 2 cent plain???

                    1. re: Jack Flash
                      ipsedixit Jun 2, 2008 09:44 AM

                      You're right. I was confusing FO Pharmacy with Soda Jerks.

                      By the way, I believe FO Pharmacy serves Alta Dena ice cream.

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                    maudies5 Jun 1, 2008 08:57 PM

                    Wolfgangs has the real deal. The other great one is at the Ivy

                    1. russkar Jun 1, 2008 08:40 PM

                      The Grill on the Alley

                      1. Emme Jun 1, 2008 08:39 PM

                        One of the best is actually at California Pizza Kitchen, served in a massive goblet, and the fudge is gooey and chewy...

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                          Jwsel Jun 5, 2008 08:29 AM

                          I agree. I'm in the valley, and go to CPK when I have a sundae craving. Cheesecake Factory also has a very good sundae, but I tend to get the mudpie, which is basically a sundae served over a decadent chocolate layer cake.

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