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Lunch in Vernon? Check out La Villa Basque

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Reader Apollo Sputnik was down in Vernon and happened upon this treasure. Thankfully, he shared with us so we could share with you:

"I was happy to discover La Villa Basque in the middle of industrial Vernon. I have never seen a better kept mid-century diner. They're only open for lunch during the week -- but it's worth the effort... The place is full of a cast of characters -- I passed by a 70+ lady, wearing smudged make-up and a 2-foot high beehive hair-do. Most of the patrons seemed to be business men of the area.

"The owner, Vernon mayor Leonis C. Malburg also owns the building next door. He's been on the city council since the Eisenhower administration. His grandfather founded the city of Vernon."