Home of the Little Stinko Burger or Stink-O. Caramel and bittersweet hot fudge sundaes. Pasadena Weekly’s 2012 winner for “Best Family Restaurant,” “Best Burger,” and “Best Breakfast.”
It’s Twohey’s. “Two-ee’s.”
Opened in 1943 with a mere 37 seats (compared with the 180 they have now), the restaurant specialized in hamburgers, onion rings, and “hand-dipped fountain specialities.” For over twenty years, they had drive-up carhop service at its present location at Huntington and Atlantic Boulevards.
The trademark clothespin and tear logo came to be as a result of Jack Twohey overhearing a customer exclaim, “Oh, stink-o,” when a gentleman next to her was served a hamburger loaded with onions and pickles.
To celebrate their 70th anniversary, current owner Jim Christos welcomes back original owners Jean and Jerry Twohey, and they’re doing it up. Vintage cars from the 40s-70s will be chillin’ in the parking lot, a doo wop band will play, as well as The Long Boards band with dancers dressed in 50s period costume. Car hops will serve Twohey’s signature bittersweet sundae, and a queen and princess will be on hand—as current as 2013 and going all the way back to 1967.
This year-long celebration kicks off on Wednesday, May 15th. Until June 16th, they are offering BBQ days, while what they’re calling “Rib-a-Rama” will run the week of June 21-28, and Lobster Fest will finish the summer, August 2nd-September 16th.
Their bittersweet, milk chocolate, and caramel sundaes will be offered (with order of an entrée) for a mere .70 all day long, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., on Wednesday.
Twohey’s Restaurant Turns 70
Opening celebration, Wednesday, May 15th, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
1224 N. Atlantic Boulevard, Alhambra
For more info or reservations, visit twoheys.com or call 626.284.7387