California Firsts

Everybody knows that California is the birthplace of, well, California Cuisine. But it also (probably) spawned…

The Hot Fudge Sundae
(C. C. Brown's, Hollywood, 1906)

Crab Louis
(Solari's, San Francisco, c. 1914)

The Chili Dog
(Art Elkinal's pushcart, Inglewood, 1935)

Rumaki
(Don the Beachcomber's, Hollywood, 1930s)

Cobb Salad
(Brown Derby, Los Angeles, 1926)

The "Doggie Bag
(Lawry's The Prime Rib, Los Angeles, 1938)

The Mai Tai
(Trader Vic's, Oakland, 1944)

Irish Coffee
(Buena Vista Cafe, San Francisco, 1952)

Ranch Dressing
(Hidden Valley Ranch, Santa Barbara, 1950s)

The Harvey Wallbanger (Pancho's Bar, Manhattan Beach, late 1960s)