Saturday, September 10, 2005

1947project & LA Time Machines invite you to Steak 'N Stein

1947project and Los Angeles Time Machines invite you to join them on a voyage into the past. To a time when no one knew their cholesterol numbers, and rye was both a bread and a beverage. A time of girdles (and trusses), not of Pilates. A time of hair-dos, dancing shoes and carrying a dime in mad money. A time of fabulous independent restaurants run by well-dressed gentlemen who understood their customers' needs and how to make every visit an occasion. Happily, we're still in that time, and we'd like to share with you one of the region's most extraordinary and little-known dining treasures.

Save the date: Saturday, September 17, 5pm.

The place: the lounge of Clearman's Steak 'N Stein Inn, 9545 E. Whittier Blvd. in Pico Rivera (3 blocks west of the 605).

The event: a gathering for fans and friends of the blog 1947project ( and the website Los Angeles Time Machines ( to talk with others about historic LA crime, dining and culture.

We'll start at 5pm with cocktails and conversation in the astonishing vintage 1946 lounge, a dim-lit symphony in shiny copper, stained glass and Adirondack chairs with arms wide enough for the fattest tumbler. Around 7, we'll move on to dinner for those who wish to stay. Bring your appetite—and your wallet—as portions are huge but not cheap. Steak 'N Stein is the first restaurant in the Clearman family chain, which also includes several North Woods Inns and Clearman's Galley.

For more info about Steak 'N Stein, including directions, see

For more info about this gathering, and to RSVP (not essential, but appreciated), contact Kim Cooper of 1947project,

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