December 4, 2006

Drive-In Waitress Invented in Atwater Village

Like the Pasadena cheeseburger, our little northeast LA neighborhood is famous for devising its own bit of Americana. Or so claimeth the Los Angeles Times:

In 1922, the Tam O'Shanter in Atwater Village was the first drive-in to hire young women as carhops and serve food on a window tray (originally just a plank that was stuck through one car window and out the other). As the drive-in concept spread, the rest of the country agreed with us that a drive-in had to be eye-catching.

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