Our epic road trip across Historic Route 66 is almost over, but there are still a few more events left to attend. On Thursday, August 2, from 4–9 p.m., we'll be meeting at Clifton's Republic (648 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014) for a special event with live music, complimentary light bites, a Route 66-inspired cocktail, and prizes for Route 66 supporters.
Former owner Clifford Clinton opened this branch of his public cafeteria chain in 1935 with a mountain lodge theme, complete with rocky waterfalls, a forest chapel, wildlife dioramas, and a full-size redwood tree. What's more, Clifton’s restaurants were a welcoming place for everyone, even those who couldn’t afford to pay for their meals, and they were promoted in the Negro Motorist Green Book as a haven for travelers of all backgrounds. Today, Clifton's iconic features have been restored by the establishment's new owner.
Our Clifton's meetup is being generously sponsored by the Los Angeles Breakfast Club, which has been gathering to enjoy mornings among friends for over 90 years.
If you can't make it to Clifton's, you can also join us at Mel's Drive-In (1670 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404) on Friday August 3, from 5–9 p.m., for our finale event.
We hope to see you there!