Waitresses on roller skates serving meals to diners in cars, is an indelible American image from the 50s and early 60s.
Want to experience it again, sort of?
Twohey’s Restaurant just over the city line down in South Pasadena, a San Gabriel Valley icon since 1943, has revved up the tradition and is debuting a new Curbside Carhop, 21st Century Pandemic style.
“You can’t get by with just deliveries and takeout,” said co-owner Tanya Christos. “And we are always trying to innovate. We believe that bringing back this tradition allows diners to visit more often while enjoying our old-time favorites and new menu items and practicing safety protocols from the safe haven of their own cars.”
With just a phone call, diners can place their orders and reserve a spot for one of the six designated parking spaces. There’s even a Twohey’s Spotify playlist available for you to rock out to as you devour your meal.
Gerardo Talamantes, Sr. and Enrique Elias, Twohey’s executive chefs, have also created three distinctive menus as part of the new take-out service.
Here we go:
Breakfast ToGo: Classic Buttermilk or Old-Fashioned Pancakes, French Toast, Belgian Malted Waffle, and handcrafted Corned Beef Hash. https://www.twoheys.com/menu/
Lunch ToGo: The classic Original Stink-O Burger, Twoheys’ Original Onion Rings, Heckels Prime Rib Dip Sandwich and Fish & Chips. (https://www.twoheys.com/menu/
Dinner ToGo: Handcrafted Meat Loaf, House-Roasted Turkey Dinner and Southern Fried Chicken. https://www.twoheys.com/menu/
Cocktails ToGo: Meridian, Snake Trail, Seco Washout and Raymond Old Fashioned, https://www.twoheys.com/menu/
Breakfast, lunch, or dinner is available from Twoheys’ ToGo Menus by calling (626) 284-7387 and pressing #1, just 30 minutes in advance to place a Car Hop order and reserve one of the six designated parking spaces. Twohey’s is open six days a week, except Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Twoheys is at 424 Fair Oaks Avenue in South Pasadena, California 91030. (626) 284-7387, www.twoheys.com.