Twohey's, pronounced "twoees," the Alhambra restaurant known for hot fudge sundaes, Little Stinko Burgers topped with onions and pickles, and golden onion rings and fries, celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. A blowout celebration kicks off this month, with 70-cent ice cream floats through the month of May (with the purchase of an entree) and a big bash on May 15 with 70-cent sundaes all day, plus vintage cars, a doo-wop band, '50s-style dancers, carhops serving and a new gallery of historic photos of the Rose Parade and area.
The burger palace wasn't always a 180-seat restaurant. The first location, a 37-seat soda fountain, opened on Pasadena's Arroyo Parkway in 1943. It moved to its current location about 10 years later and became known for the drive-up carhop service that lasted until the 1970s. Unfortunately all of that was wiped out with a remodel, and now it's a big ol' diner that may have lost its original charm but still has pretty good sundaes. The May 15 celebration takes place from 10 AM to 3 PM, and more specials will be offered all summer long.