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Pann's: 99 Essential Restaurants 2013

PHOTO BY ANNE FISHBEIN

Typically, the allure of the 1950s-style diner lies not so much in what it is but in what it connotes: happier, if kitschier, times; patty melts; the golden age of baseball. At Pann's, though, the attraction lies in both the place and what it symbolizes. This is not so much a 1950s-style diner as it is an actual diner from the 1950s — 1958, to be exact, the year the Dodgers moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. And so long as you fly in and out of LAX, you'll have occasion to visit Pann's, admire its Googie architecture and order up bottomless mugs of black coffee, a pretty great patty melt and a fried chicken wing or two. Hang around that long, worn counter long enough and it'll start to feel like Duke Snider is about to take the field and Marilyn Monroe is about to walk through the door. Happy days are here again. 6710 La Tijera Blvd., Westchester; (310) 670-1441, panns.com. Sun.-Wed., 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Entrees $10-$15. Beer and wine.

 

Besha Rodell's Introduction

Anne Fishbein's Photography

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The 99 Essential Restaurants List:

A-Frame
Alma
Angelini Osteria
Animal
Attari Sandwich Shop
Bäco Mercat
Bar Amá
The Bazaar
Bestia
BierBeisl
Bludso's
Cacao Mexicatessen
Canelé
La Casita Mexicana
Cemitas Poblanas Elviritas
Chichen Itza
Chung King
Cole's
Coni'Seafood
Cube Cafe & Marketplace
Din Tai Fung
Eva
Father's Office
Fred 62
Gjelina
Golden Deli
Go's Mart
Il Grano
Guelaguetza
Guisados
Hatfield's
Ha Tien Quan
Hawkins House of Burgers
Hayat's Kitchen
El Huarache Azteca
Huckleberry
The Hungry Cat
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Jar
Jitlada
JTYH Heavy Noodle II
Kang Ho Dong Baekjong
Kiriko
Kiyokawa
Kogi Truck
Krua Siri
L&E Oyster Bar
Langer's
Little Dom's
Lucques
Ludo Truck
Lukshon
Mariscos Jalisco
Matsuhisa
Meals by Genet
Mélisse
Milo and Olive
Mo-Chica
Musso & Frank
Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa
Nickel Diner
Night + Market
Oinkster
Osteria Mozza
Pann's
Pa-Ord Noodle
El Parian
Park's BBQ
Philippe the Original
Picca
Pink's
Pizzeria Mozza
Playa
Pollo a la Brasa
Providence
R&R Soul Food
Ración
Red Medicine
Ricky's Fish Tacos
Rivera
Rocio's Moles de los Dioses
Salt's Cure
Sapp Coffee Shop
Savoy Kitchen
Sea Harbour
Shanghai No. 1 Village Seafood
Soban
Son of a Gun
Sotto
Spago
The Spice Table
Superba Snack Bar
Tacos Leo
The Tasting Kitchen
Tavern
Tsujita LA
Vincenti Ristorante
Wurstküche
Zam Zam Market

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Pann's

6710 La Tijera Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

310-670-1441

www.panns.com


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