Friday, September 12, 2008
Enjoy L.A.- Eat Out More Often! Billingsley's since 1946
If you ever find yourself out on Pico during rush hour traffic do yourself a favor and stop into Billingsley's to wait it out. If you are there between the hours of 4:30 and 6:30 you can treat yourself to the Early Bird Special which includes soup or salad (get the Green Goddess dressing!), their great garlic cheese bread, entree, beverage and dessert. Many fishtanks add to the ambience.... From the History section of their site: "Glen Billingsley Sr. Opened the West Los Angeles location about 1946 as (Billingsley's Golden Bull). At one time Glenn Sr. had seven Golden Bulls, three Outrigger Polynesian restaurants and the catering service to Continental Airlines. Glenn Jr. and Drew Billingsley worked at their Fathers restaurants most of their teenage years as Busboys, Pantry help, and Cooks. As time went on they managed restaurants for their father. In 1969 Glenn Jr. and Drew opened their first location in Van Nuys, Billingsley's Restaurant, and in 1974 Bought the West Los Angeles location from Glenn Sr., who was mostly retired by then. Glenn and Drew have operated these locations with good value, quality and service at the top of the list. Glenn and Drew's Mother is Barbara Billingsley, June Cleaver, on the hit TV. Show "Leave it to Beaver. "She now resides in Santa Monica. Glenn and Drew's great Uncle Sherman Billingsley operated a very famous nightclub in New York called
"The Stork Club", Glenn Sr.'s first training ground."