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Food

Map: Modern Restaurants in Los Angeles

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With the annual Dwell on Design event fast approaching, the publication turns their eye on Los Angeles, and has put together a map of Modern restaurants in Los Angeles. But in this case, "modern" doesn't mean Asian-fusion tacos or molecular gastronomy--it's all about the design. Most of the picks on the map are examples of extant Mid-Century modern restaurant design, with a few that qualify as having "mod" sensibilities without the late 1950s-early 1960s inception.

Among the mapped out spots that span a comprehensive swath of the area include the funky A-frame of Foxy's in Glendale, the classic Bob's Big Boy in Burbank, the swingin' 101 Coffee Shop in Hollywood, the actual Swingers on Beverly Boulevard, the world's oldest McDonald's in Downey, and a Starbucks that was once Ships in Culver City, along with many, many more.

The map was compiled by Chris Nichols, who is the associate editor of Los Angeles Magazine. He is curating a discussion entitled "Modern Restaurant Design: Mid-Century and Today" which takes place at 2:30 on Sunday, June 27 at Dwell on Design.