The recent replacement of the Dal Rae’s historic neon with backlit plastic – aside from being extremely ugly – is tragic and terribly misguided.Most likely the owners felt that it was too expensive to continue maintaining the original neon. But a key element of the Dal Rae experience has always been the warm, welcoming neon signage that defined the restaurant as an authentic midcentury landmark.Perhaps most Dal Rae regulars aren’t upset by the change, but for those of us who have grown attached to the restaurant’s 1950s-era grandeur, this is a sad day, indeed.
Coming August 2017
- Moving a 10,000 Ton Building in 1920s Los Angeles
- Melvyn’s Restaurant hits Los Angeles Times front page!
- A Eulogy for the Four Seasons Restaurant
- Fine Dining at 30,000 Feet
- Palm Springs Architect Donald Wexler Honored in New York Times and Los Angeles Times Obituaries
- Habana Hilton – Pawn in Castro’s Battle Against America in 1959
- “Palm Springs Holiday” Inspires Fashion Line
- Pete’s New “Havana Before Castro” Website and Tour Maps