I spend so much time immersed in travel research that sometimes I can't remember where the ideas for certain things even came from. Case in point, the 101 Coffee Shop in Hollywood. I don't recall what put it on my Adventure Radar, but there is has been for some time now.
Formerly the Hollywood Hills Coffee Shop (as seen in the movie Swingers) the landmark got a makeover in 2001 and it is now a celebration of 1960s diner culture. But the best part? They have something called a Waffle Brownie Sundae. I mean...
So when my Mom and I were on our way down to Orange County we pulled off the 101, got turned around for a minute or two (Hollwyood after dark is not the best time to try to find a place you've never been before), and then there it was, in all it's neon glory. The 101 Coffee Shop with a giant arrow pointing the way.
We were tired from our drive, but I immediately pepped up when I saw the jukebox. I'm knee-deep in an Elvis phase right now, so I fed my dollars into the slot and chose several Elvis hits, then went back with more for the Beach Boys, Johnny Cash, Elton John, and Ray Charles. I was so glad no one else happened to be interested in picking songs just then! I love picking my own soundtrack.
I think I ordered some sort of salad and/or chicken dish and I'm sure there were fried involved (there always are), but of course the star of the night was the Waffle Brownie Sundae. It was just as mouth watering as advertised.
Okay, so the photo doesn't really do it justice, but trust me, it was amazing. And yes, that is a reindeer in the window behind me with blue balls =) Merry Christmas!
"Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the sooner we will be able to treat life as art."