“Casa Vega has been a San Fernando Valley destination for 60 years — which comes as a surprise, for I would have bet it was even older than that.

It is, much like Lawry’s, Musso & Frank, El Cholo, Phillipe the Original and many other local legends, a restaurant that sooner or later we all go to. It’s part of our culinary heritage — the thread that’s run through life in Southern California for longer than even the freeways.”

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