Carnation Ice Cream Restaurant (Wilshire Blvd.)

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Carnation Ice Cream Restaurant (Wilshire Blvd.)

Postby surffnutt3000 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:44 pm

Does anyone else remember the restaurant operated by Carnation when their headquarters building was on Wilshire Blvd.?

I know the place is long gone, but I have many memories of it from my younger days and was wondering if anyone knew of any links to any photos/information about the place. Thanks!

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Postby Futura Girl » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:28 pm

i absolutely remember this and have great memories of it as a kid - it was the special treat after a day at the beautiful PRE anderson wing LACMA (when there were still fountains!!!)

i saw it in the background of some movie scene someplace recently??? i will ask my husband if he remembers where we saw it.
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Postby surffnutt3000 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:17 pm

Ah yes, LACMA when there were fountains - next to May Company which was across the street from Orbach's. 8-)

Two of my favorites at Carnation were the BBQ Beef sandwiches (hey, I was a kid) and their specialty sundaes (especially the "Red Hot Lover").

Please let us know if you remember the name of that movie; I'd love to "revisit" the place, even on film!

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Postby nichols » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:44 am

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Postby surffnutt3000 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:05 pm

Thanks Chris! That particular menu's a little before my time, but I'd still order a Carnation Special Sundae. So what if the five-scoop creation costs 85 cents, I'm a big spender. :wink:

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Postby nichols » Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:44 am

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Postby modfan » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:34 am

there other locations?
I have vague memories of the one on Wilshire.

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Postby surffnutt3000 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:30 pm

Not sure, but I might remember there being a location at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.

While doing an online search about this subject, I came upon a place called Carnation Ice Cream Land in Santa Ana. I have no idea if there's any connection at all to the original company, but I'll be checking the place out sometime this weekend.

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Postby Synthetrix » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:10 am

There used to be a Carnation Ice Creamland store in Garden Grove near the intersection of Chapman and Euclid. It was very cool. It had the classic red & white striped decor with those white wrought iron chairs with the heart shape. My friends and I used to hang out there and play pinball in the 70s. I loved their champagne ice sherbet flavor! Later the place became Annie's and they switched to a purple and white color scheme. The place was demolished many years ago and town homes are now on the site.
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