Dupar's Sold - To Close Temporarily
- Chino Wayne Jun 25, 2004 12:32 AM
Bought by Biff Naylor (of the Tiny Naylor's family), who also fesses up to stealing Dupar's date nut bread recipe years ago.
I read a thread on this very subject a few hours ago; it has now disappeared. Odd.
Somebody suggested we all go load up on pancakes, there was a discussion of Kokomo, somebody noted that DuPar's needed a good clean-up (the Valley and Thousand Oaks locations evidently will also be closed down for sprucing up), etc.
I always loved Dupar's date nut bread (at the former location in Glendale - 70's). For breakfast or dinner.
Am I the only one totally spooked by this? Du-Par's serves about the only pancakes I'm willing to eat (other than my own recipe). I love pancakes, but I've been spoiled buy Du-Par's over the years, and now find all other pancakes simply inedible.
Here's hoping that they don't mess with the recipes or try to change the old-time ambiance which make the place so endearing.
As a side note, are there any Tiny Naylor's restaurants left? I remember going to the drive-in on the NW corner of Sunset & La Brea, & the one (not a drive in) at Laurel & Ventura, adjacent to Du-Par's. I seem to remember a decent coffee shop cheeseburger.
Love the pancakes but man what a depressing interior, at least at the Thousand Oaks location. Dusty rose and grey decor from 1983.
And my wife and I always joke "let's go have breakfast at the retirement home" meaning Dupars. No one under 70 seems to eat there anymore.
I think a new owner may do them some good. But if they change one molicule of their pancake recipe they're HISTORY!!!