As an iconic American brand, A&W stands for good times had over classic American food & treats.
It all started in 1919 at Roy Allen’s Root Beer stand, celebrating the return of World War I veterans.
After partnering with Frank Wright, the good times never stopped, as A&W became the first major food franchise, growing along with the country over the course of the next several decades.
Today, A&W remains a place for friends, families & communities to gather over the simple pleasures of great food & great company.
We make quality food fresh just for you!
Our Burgers are cooked-to-order with your choice of toppings, & our Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders are 100% all-white meat, lightly breaded, & cooked to juicy, mouth-watering perfection.
Our Root Beer is still made fresh in our restaurants with real cane sugar - top it off with our creamy vanilla soft serve for one of our signature Root Beer Floats!
The selection of groceries at Main Fish Market are perfect for providing great home-cooked or store-bought meals for you and/or your whole family in Carson.
You'll love the selection of coffee and teas at Main Fish Market, decaffeinated options available, too!
Cereal in the morning, cereal in the evening, or cereal at suppertime. With the selection here, you'll want to eat cereal anytime.
Get your noodle on! Main Fish Market has some of the best and affordable noodle and pasta options in the area.
Make your own salad dressing or secret sauce with some flavorful and healthy oil and vinegar from here.
If your hydration habits could use some work, pick up some delicious beverages to drink with a meal or on the go.
Say goodbye to bland when you select one of their many spices or seasonings.
Just a touch of these key baking ingredients will make your baked goods pop, so make sure your kitchen is always well-stocked.
Frozen food is a great option for those who don't love to cook, so go ahead and stock up on these items today.
Yogurt, cheese, milk? Do some or all of these sound great to you? Be a dairy fan and purchase some dairy products. They will keep you happy and healthy.
These tasty and nutritious snacks will help you push through your long workday.
Bread at Main Fish Market is absolutely delicious.
Meat lovers rejoice! From chicken to beef to pork, the meat selection here is sure to please.
You'll be able to save time with any of the TV dinners available here. Five minutes is all that's stopping you from total relaxation with these delicious meals.
Canned food often presents a cheaper alternative as the food doesn't spoil. That's why Main Fish Market encourages you to stock up today.
Take care of your thirst quickly with a bottle of refreshing water from Main Fish Market.
Take a dive and swim away with some succulent fish. It's a great source of protein for your next meal!
Produce like this is not just nutritious...it's delicious, too!
Main Fish Market is located in close proximity to available parking in the surrounding area.
So pick up your next set of groceries from Main Fish Market in Carson, where you can count on freshness and quality.
At its two tropically decorated locations, Back Home in Lahaina channels beach-shack traditions into sizable helpings of sit-down cuisine. The Daily Breeze recognizes the menu's Hawaiian roots, claiming that "if you want a taste of the Islands, you can't go wrong" with its char siu chicken. Spam and teriyaki-glazed meats are served alongside classic fixings, including ramen noodles mixed with cabbage. Other dishes derive inspiration from the islands to improve on mainland plates—for example, the hawaiian nachos stack wonton chips with grilled pork.
The festive, casual ambiance carries over to the venue's party-size servings, which earned it a spot on Citysearch's Top 7 SoCal Restaurants for Big Portions. The catering staff can furnish parties and luaus with these signature platters, though live hula dances and ukulele performances on weekend nights bring consistent celebration to the dining room.
Each of the two eateries' decor evokes different Hawaiian sights. At the Manhattan Beach location, rainforest vines stem from a tree centerpiece to crawl over the walls, bordering a seaside sunset mural. The Carson restaurant's interior mirrors the main street of an island town, complete with lampposts, a train-station window, and a thatched-roof marketplace where guests can purchase snacks or laid-back vibes to take home.
There are three components that make Captain Vic’s Coffee and Ice Cream great, and each are equally important. Read on to learn more about each:
The beans come from True Beans Coffee Roasters, a small, organic roaster located in Long Beach. The hand-selected beans come in varieties that range from the mild Pacific Sunrise to the extra-bold classic espresso, and each can be consumer straight or turned into creations such as a Latin latte with sweetened condensed milk. Another popular drink is the affogato, which combines a shot of espresso with a scoop of ice cream, allowing the guest to sample the shop's two specialties at once.
The Ice Cream
Captain Vic's crew scoops old-fashioned Dreyer's ice cream into bowls, cones, A&W root-beer floats, ice-cream sandwiches made with chocolate-chip cookies, and the Captain's sundae: three scoops of ice cream covered in flavored syrup atop a made-to-order belgian waffle. Flavors include all the classics, like strawberry and chocolate, as well as cotton candy and black-cherry vanilla.
Yes, Captain Vic is both a real man and a real captain. After serving in the Navy, he captained ships around the Pacific before throwing his anchor down and opening his namesake shop along with his wife, Gloria. In honor of Vic's two passions, the sea and sweets, the cafe sells coffee- and nautical-themed tchotchkes such as gigantic coffee mugs and decorative seashells.
Snow crab. Lobster. Mahi-mahi. These are just a few of the undersea delicacies you'll run into during a trip to The House of Seafood, an aptly named restaurant specializing in fresh catches from around the globe. Here, chefs turn the oceanic hauls into dozens of signature entrees, from shrimp in pomodoro sauce to tilapia grilled in a sweet citrus butter.
Before you pull out your bib and harpoon, check out a few of our recommended dishes:
Cioppino: This flavorful stew, which was originally created by the Italian immigrants of San Francisco's North Beach, combines crab legs, mussels, shrimp, and fish with a simmering tomato-based broth.
Nathan's fish fry: A flavorful take on the British classic, this fish fry features a fillet of mild swai dusted with a crispy salt-and-pepper crust. That's where the similarities end; chefs swap vinegar for a spicy chili sauce and trade chips for a bed of rice.
Shellfish steamers: Served by the pound, these feasts combine spiced mussels, clams, crab, or shrimp with sides including andouille sausage, red potatoes, and steamed rice.
Surf 'n' turf: The House of Seafood also offers some non-seafood entrees, including steak, pasta, and chicken. Those who can't decide between a meal from the land or sea might want to opt for the surf 'n' turf, which pairs a 6-ounce cooked-to-order sirloin with skewers of plump grilled shrimp.
It's always a party at Las Palmas Cafe, where the Mexican dishes are so incredibly tasty fans have a hard time containing their excitement (just read the chain of five-star reviews!).
Las Palmas Cafe's low-fat and G-free items make it easy to eat right.
This restaurant diners can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at this restaurant with its kid-friendly fare.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Las Palmas Cafe.
Put the suit away when heading to Las Palmas Cafe — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Las Palmas Cafe's tasty dishes at your next party.
At this restaurant, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
Parking is made simple at Las Palmas Cafe, a local restaurant with nearby street and lot parking options.
Las Palmas Cafe offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at Las Palmas Cafe.
Las Palmas Cafe provides morning, afternoon, and evening service, so you can easily find time to dine.
So come to Las Palmas Cafe, where you can taste the highest rated Mexican cuisine around.
For a fun evening out, Las Palmas Cafe 's Mexican food will have you begging for more!
When it comes to Mexican cuisine, Las Palmas Cafe has you covered. Visit the restaurant today and enjoy a tasty meal.
Ordering a Dodger Dog is a ritual. Customers queue up in one of two lines—one for grilled dogs and the other for classic steamed. They inch ever closer to the counter where stadium workers dole out foot-long franks that stretch far beyond the confines of steamed buns. Finally they head over to the condiment stations to load up on mustard, ketchup, chopped onions, or relish.
Dodger stadium’s divide-and-conquer approach is the product of years of experience. Many estimate that the millions of Dodger Dogs sold each baseball season outrank sales of any other frank in the league. But once foodies have had their fill of the gargantuan Dodger dogs at the stadium, or even purchased at local markets, they’ve only just begun exploring the diverse hot-dog scene in Los Angeles.
Take the Korean-style franks of Seoul Sausage Co.. They’re a bit harder to track down than a ballpark frank. Without a food truck or retail space to call home, these succulent, grilled delicacies crop up at street fairs and catered events all over LA, where their inventive cooks offer up a kalbi-flavored sausage topped with tangy kimchi relish, and a spicy pork sausage crowned with apple-cabbage slaw.
For a taste of the increasingly hard to find LA street dog, enthusiasts can hunt them down at Skooby’s, where decadently bacon-wrapped franks nestle into fresh buns delivered by a local bakery.
Perhaps the crowning glory of LA’s hot-dog inner circle is the chilidog, which local favorite The Hat has been slinging since 1951. Pink’s, on La Brea and Melrose since 1939, is now practically a regular set piece on TV shows and movies set in LA for its addictive dogs and cheerful, familiar sign. Their ode to the chilidog is a love letter to its loyal patrons written with all-beef franks slathered in chili, mustard, and onions.
Elsewhere in the city, more progressive—even avant-garde—culinary sensibilities shape the future of the humble hot dog. At Let’s Be Frank, nitrate- and hormone-free dogs are made fresh from grass-fed beef and layered with toppings and veggies sourced from local farms. At The Stand, diners can customize their low-fat turkey dogs or chicken-apple sausage with quintessentially Californian toppings including avocado and corn salsa. At Vicious Dogs, the whimsical 8-bit-inspired art of cook Stacey Hughes colors the walls. The eatery’s Thanksgiving turkey dogs arrive smothered in all the trimmings—stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce. Adventurous patrons can even go off the menu and try their hand at topping Stacey by building their own creations, including Latin-inspired, deep-fried doggie flautas.
If the film industry resides in Hollywood, the greater city of Los Angeles is its backyard. Filmmakers have taken to exploring this backyard in their movies, and local residents have come to accept that a routine trip to the deli can quickly turn into a cameo in the latest blockbuster. Though tourists have taken to camping outside celebrities’ homes for a glimpse of fame, there’s a less invasive—and far tastier—method of stargazing. Here, we follow the cameras to seven restaurants made famous by their appearances in film.
If you’re flying in to LAX, your first stop should be Randy’s Donuts on West Manchester Avenue. No, Randy’s was not named after Randy Newman. It was, however, briefly featured in the music video for the singer’s 1983 paean to his native city, “I Love L.A.”. When the giant donut that sits atop the shop isn’t appearing in action films such as 2012 and Iron Man 2, it acts as a beacon, enticing pilots to visit during long layovers at the nearby airport.
Next, take a drive over to Canter’s Deli in the Fairfax District. Though countless celebrities have feasted on Canter’s pastrami sandwiches since 1931, Walter Matthau bears the rare distinction of doing so on camera in Neil Simon’s I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982). Current owner Marc Canter recently penned a book about Guns N’ Roses, whose frequent visits to his deli evince the band’s appetites for things other than destruction.
If pastrami and hair metal don’t satisfy your taste for decadence, head to the lavishly appointed Cicada Restaurant downtown. In a memorable scene from Pretty Woman (1990), Julia Roberts flings a snail across the restaurant’s art deco-inspired dining room. Her costar, Richard Gere, would return to the restaurant just a few years later in Final Analysis (1992). Perhaps he was drawn back by the mallechort elevator doors or gold-leafed ceiling—traces left over from the restaurant’s former life as a 1920s haberdashery.
Cicada’s transformation seems minor compared to that of J & J Sandwich Shop. The 6th Street delicatessen was stripped of its walk-up sandwich counter and injected with a dose of 1950s noir for L.A. Confidential (1997). Recast as the Nite Owl Coffee Shop, J & J became the scene of a multiple homicide and ground zero for the movie’s pulpy action.
Hop on the 101 freeway and exit at Franklin for a post-lunch coffee or milkshake at the appropriately named 101 Coffee Shop. Restaurateur Warner Ebbink carefully designed the shop’s interior—complete with swiveling counter chairs and plush leather booths—to mimic the funky diners of the 1960s. According to the New York Times, Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn frequented the diner back when it was called the Hollywood Hills Coffee Shop. They repaid the hospitality by immortalizing the shop in their hit comedy Swingers (1996).
Get back on the 101 and take it out to the San Fernando Valley for the last stop of our tour, which brings us to a nondescript strip mall in Granada Hills. This is the site of Vincenzo’s Pizza, which the filmmakers behind the neo-noir Drive converted into Ron Perlman’s latest criminal lair. Though one of the film’s most violent scenes takes place inside the renamed Nino’s Pizzeria, it’s worth risking your life for a slice of Vincenzo’s New York–style pepperoni.