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Wednesday, June 20, 2012



"Taste of History"

in conjunction with 
Do any of these restaurants bring back fond memories?

Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor
Otto's Pink Pig 

If so, please join us on Thursday, June 28th at Westfield Fashion Square's NEW Dining Terrace area for the kick-off event with featured presenter and Valley afficionado Tommy Gelinas of Valley Relics!

Westfield Fashion Square
New Dining Terrance (2nd Floor)
Featured PresenterTommy Gelinas, Founder & Curator, Valley Relics will speak on history of restaurants and food of the San Fernando Valley   

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2012

Time:    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Program
             7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Q&A & Socializing

Where: Westfield Fashion Square
             14006 Riverside Drive
             Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Location of Event:  2nd Floor in NEW Dining Terrace - southwest location; not in main food court area, but in dining area opposite of food court

Cost:    FREE!   

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at
Please leave name, email address and phone number

Parking: Ample parking at Westfield Fashion Square  

Tommy Gelinas Bio:   
Valley Relics is a personal collection of rare photos, yearbooks, documents, postcards, toys, photo negatives, vintage signs, books, antiques and artifacts from the 1800s to present, from the San Fernando Valley. The collection is currently housed in North Hollywood, CA. Tommy Gelinas, founder and curator of Valley Relics. He is a valley native who was born in Burbank. Through dedication and perseverance, his collection is one of the largest and most diverse pertaining to San Fernando Valley history and culture.

Tommy is also an astute businessman and owner of The Print Lab. He is also one cool, hip guy and a wonderful storyteller.

Program Overview: History of restaurants and food in the San Fernando Valley. Tommy will be dishing up some delectable stories about many of the funky, quirky and traditional restaurants of the San Fernando Valley over the last 50 or so years.

Copper Penny
Bob's Big Boy

Your long-term memory will serve you well as restaurants and experiences at these restaurants will be instantly recalled which will place you back in time, most likely, a fond time during your upbringing. He will have you drooling about past dining experiences and have you laughing about the good times.     
We will capture (with your approval) one or two memorable experiences of you hanging out and eating at a restaurant in the valley. 
Artifacts such as menus, matchbooks, ashtrays, postcards, a screen presentation and a Q&A period will be offered.

Extras:  A few prizes will be raffled at end of program too! 

Please spread the word - this will be a special event!
For more information, please contact Michel Stevens, The Museum of the San Fernando Valley at (818) 347-9665 or;
Westfield Fashion Square contact:  Juliet Mothershed, Director of Marketing;;
Valley Relics - 

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