Tam O'Shanter Inn in Atwater Village is one of them. Lawrence L. Frank and Walter Van de Kamp opened the Scottish-themed restaurant on a dusty road in June 1922, where it still stands today. Now it's the longest running family owned and operated eatery in town. Milestones, for sure. We all know the storybook facade, tartan-themed interior and, of course, the prime rib. It might be dated, but you can still get a great slab of meat - of the same quality as Lawry's, same owners - and that means something.
To thank everyone for your support all these long years, The Tam celebrates its 90th birthday on June 22 with a $19.22 prime rib feast - dinner is already booked solid, but lunch reservations are still available. There will be other specials from the 1920s menu, like honey-glazed ham with mashed potatoes, a country-style chicken dinner and fresh peach pie, and other desserts cost only 90 cents all day long. Look for Model A cars, vintage photos and live music throughout the day, as well. Call 323-664-0228 to reserve a table; walk-ins are welcome at the bar. [LAW]