Two days ago, Tam O' Shanter, which is the longest continually owned and operated restaurant in the city of Los Angeles, lit up a new neon sign with the classic lightning bolt logo. Inspired by Robert Burns' poem about a farmer named Tam O' Shanter, it reads, "he lightnings flash from pole to pole...near and more near the thunders role." It's a fun refresh for a casual spot that offers a similar menu to Lawry's Prime Rib, but at a lessor cost. Drive by, wave at the new sign, and maybe drop by for a platter of roast beef and mashed potatoes.
The classic 90-year old meat and potatoes joint in Atwater Village won't be hard to spot anymore.