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Tam O'Shanter Celebrates 90th Anniversary

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Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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Making it to your 90th birthday is no small feat. Atwater Village's Tam O'Shanter Inn, the oldest family-owned restaurant in Los Angeles, has amassed a history as intricate and detailed as the Robert Burns poem it was named after, stretching from its founding in 1922, to its popularity with celebrities like Walt Disney and Mary Pickford, to its current status as a historical pub that can still serve up a solid plate of prime rib.

To celebrate the big birthday on June 22, Tam's will feature a special two-course prime rib dinner for $19.22 and desserts (including a ripping good chocolate souffle) priced at just 90 cents. You also can listen to the sounds of Ian Whitcomb, a '60s British music performer and historian, playing 1920s Tin Pan Alley music with backup by the Bungalow Boys, beginning at 5:30pm.

The restaurant also plans to roll out favorite classic dishes from past decades, such as country-style chicken from the '20s, Scotch waffles and planked hamburger steak from the '30s, baked chicken pie from the '40s, steak Delmonico from the '50s, and "cock of the north" from the '60s. If the season finale of Mad Men has got you down, finding a booth at Tam's and enjoying a plate of red meat and Scotch might do wonders for your Draper-less doldrums. Reservations are recommended for the June 22 evening bash.

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