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The Magic Lamp Inn

Roadside Americana

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 44mm ISO 200 1/20 f/14 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

A fixture on Foothill Boulevard (Route 66) in Rancho Cucamonga since 1955, with live music in the lounge four nights a week, and menu items like jumbo crab cocktail, Caesar salad tossed table side and Chateaubriand for two carved table side with both Bordelaise and Bernaise sauce, the Magic Lamp Inn is a throwback to an earlier time.

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Chicken Savings Time

Roadside Americana

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 27mm ISO 200 1/15 f/16 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

When contemplating Americana, fried chicken, and especially Colonel Sanders’ original recipe, has to come to mind.  This outpost of the venerable chicken chain is at the corner of Mountain Avenue and Foothill Boulevard, on a segment of historic Route 66 in Upland, California.

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Donut Construction Site

Roadside Americana

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 200mm ISO 250 3-bkts f/11 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

Long before there were McMuffins there were donuts for “healthy” Americans to start their day.  Back in the day Winchell’s was a favorite stop for me when I was craving a crumb cake donut, and no construction barriers would have kept me from getting to a dozen donuts.  (I have been paying the price for that behavior ever since.)

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Taken To The Cleaners

Roadside Americana

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 48mm ISO 250 3-bkts f/11 Lr3, TpzSim; PsCS6

Whether to get dirty cloths clean or to undergo a fleecing, we all know what “taken to the cleaners” means.  I am certain that in this case it has always meant getting your fashionable clothes cleaned in Pasadena, California.  I don’t know where the locals take their unfashionable clothes to be cleaned, though.

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The Dog House

Roadside Americana

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 27mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/8 Lr4, Tpz Sim; PsCS6

Hungry, but a hamburger from In-N-Out does not appeal to you, just head next door to Big Daddy’s Fire Grill Pasadena, California  in for wood fired burgers, dogs and sausages.  I recommend the chili dog, a quarter pound hot dog slathered with a full bodied, lightly spiced chile.

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Burger Queue

Roadside Americana

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 27mm ISO 800 1/100 f/8 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

The always present line up of cars waiting their turn at the In-N-Out drive thru in Pasadena, California.  I recommend the “Double Double”, hold the spread and add mustard and ketchup.

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Pie ‘N Burger

Roadside Americana

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 200mm ISO 250 3-bkts f/11 Lr4, HEP2, TpzSim; PsCS6

Pie ‘N Burger has been a locals institution seemingly forever in Pasadena, California.  It is practically next door to Caltec and likely a lot of science and engineering students and teachers  have had either pie or burgers or both there during its tenure.  I ate their once, years ago when Judy introduced it to me, my recollection, however, was one of feeling underwhelmed with both the pies and the burgers.  But it’s a cozy little embodiment of a certain genre.

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Mimi’s Cafe

Roadside Americana

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 24mm iso 200 1/15 f/8 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

Mimi’s Cafe, Chino Hills, California.  A chain, but even a chain has its virtues, good breakfasts, muffins and the clam chowder is very decent (when hot and fresh).

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