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Sep 22, 2010 03:29 PM

Ed Debevic's wanna-be?

For those of you old enough, you'll remember the now-shuttered Ed Debevic's in Beverly Hills.

I need to know if there is something similar to Ed Debevic's out there currently?

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  1. Frisco's (Better food than ED's ever had), City of Industry

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      1. re: attran99

        They weren't rude, they were just incompetent servers.

      2. re: monku

        Do they have the same type of Ed Debevic's attitude with the servers? That is, they be rude to you, you be rude to them?

        1. re: ipsedixit

          Bucca de Beppo has some of the "rude/funny" server thing going.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            You looking for 50's style diner food or rude service?
            If you're looking for rude service I could send you to a couple places.

            1. re: monku

              I can easily find rude service on my own.

              I need both rude service and 50's kitsch, if possible.

          2. re: monku

            I been forced to go to Frisco's 3 times, it SUCKED! Service was okay. Terrible food!

            1. re: Burger Boy

              Been a couple years since I was there and didn't recollect the food was terrible, think I had a burger.

              1. re: monku

                I was there a year ago and it was pretty bad, maybe the hot young waitresses wearing almost nothing influenced your foodie judgement.

            1. Debevics was unusual in that, most of the wait staff were actors. Yes I know that's the norm in this town, but at Debevics they had characters and played in character. It made it a really fun place and many of the old employees are still in touch with each other. And more than a few have gone on to success in the biz, as actors or writers.

              Oh and FYI, in the beginning, the food was quite good. It did sag noticeably towards the end, but some tasty meals were served there.

                    1. re: coffeebrownies

                      We never used to go just for the food, but I really kind of miss their Chicken Fried Steak for some reason, and it wasn't even very good if I recall correctly.

                      1. re: ipsedixit

                        Back then, I think that to me at least, the food didn't matter. I was younger, so maybe that was it. It was just the experience. I remember the last time I went we had may aunt and cousin here visiting from Norway. They were mortified how the waitress was talking and treating us until we explained it all to them! Then they laughed - although the stiff upper lip Norskies could not get themselves to partake in the banter!! ;-)

                        1. re: WildSwede

                          After 2 or 3 glasses of that Ed Debevic akevitt (not a drop of hjemmebrent to be had in the entire place!) and I always loosened right up... ;-D>

                          1. re: Servorg

                            Ahhh, hjemmebrent - the first time I had it I almost died. 16 years old, school in Norway, in the dark movie theater and one of my schoolmates passed me a soda bottle. Thought nothing of it, took a swig - I swear, my nose hairs were burning. Of course, they all found it absolutely hilariousl!!

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