LA officials highlight 2 eateries identified in historic resources survey

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The chips and salsa at Antonio's, one of the many entries to Los Angeles’ seven-year survey of historic resources.

Los Angeles’ seven-year survey of historic resources is more than half done. City officials this week are focusing on eateries with potential historical value.

L.A.’s Office of Historic Resources asked online visitors “What is your favorite food related historical place in Los Angeles?”

Manager Ken Bernstein said some identified Antonio’s Mexican Restaurant on Melrose, because it "has been a community hangout in that part of Los Angeles for decades" and it "has photos covering the walls from celebrities, ranging all the way from Frank Sinatra to Jennifer Aniston."

This doesn’t mean Antonio’s is guaranteed a historical plaque.

Identifying the places people consider historically important is one part of Survey L.A. The effort is also an attempt to catalogue places of architectural, historical, social and cultural significance in ways that’ll ease the city’s planning process.

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