Save Taix restaurant?


It’s iconic, a landmark. Innumerable historic events were held there.

I came to L.A. in the ‘30s.

One day, I visited Echo Park to see Harry, a friend who was a pattern cutter in the schmata (garment industry), a high paying job when jobs were scarce.

“Morrie, let’s go to Taix for lunch on me.”

I was impressed with the decor, with its size. At that time, with little money, I didn’t eat in restaurants like Taix.

I remember eating their lunch special. A gut-busting full meal for 35 cents.

When I found a job in the movie industry operating klieg lights that paid the union wage of $1.25 an hour (unusually high pay for the times) while living in Echo Park, I ate at Taix often.

I was living the “good life.”

Destroy Taix – hell no!

It would be a travesty.

(June 3, 2021)

Author: Morrie Markoff

Centenarian (born in 1914) who lives in Los Angeles, and is also a metal sculpture artist and the Author of "Keep Breathing," available on Amazon.com and other book seller sites.