Welcome to a special The Five Days of Meat edition of Eater Scenes, where Eater photographer Frank Lee visits some of the city's great restaurants to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. Today, Saddle Peak Lodge.
It's dusk, the evening before a holiday weekend, and diners from across the Conejo Valley and Malibu Canyon have convened upon Saddle Peak Lodge, a legendary outpost that dates back 100 years, serving once as a Pony Express stop in the days before LA's development. In the past few decades, it's developed itself as the place to enjoy quality cuisine, especially game meats, as well as fine service in an unbeatable backdrop nestled in the hills. Errol Flynn and Clark Cable were frequent guests, along with Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford. The Rat Pack once fed the coyotes with buffalo bones on the patio back in the day. Here now, a photo diary of the evening just as the dining room and back patio fills up.
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