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So Long, Monty's

The Pasadena Star-News checks in with the closing of Monty's Steak House, which'll shut its doors Saturday night. Developers (ED: Which developers?) dangled a good bit of change for the place, according to the paper, but the owners may open elsewhere in Pasadena and continue to operate another Monty's in Woodland Hills. Ahh, but the prices have gone up a wee bit since Monty's opened its doors 66 years ago. According to the paper, "The first menu featured a choice of four cuts of steak, a giant baked potato with special sour-cream dressing, cheesecake pie and a cocktail - all for $3.95. Everything's still on the menu, but now the average bill is about $44."

LA Time Machines also reviewed the place in its round-up of historical Los Angeles restaurants. "The bartender, when I was there, had been working at Monty's for over 50 years. He has served drinks there to J. Edgar Hoover and Howard Hughes. Seemed to have a nice group of regulars," writes the web site.
· Landmark restaurant to close [Pasadena Star-News]
· Los Angeles Historic Restaurants [Time Machine]