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1943 LANDMARK TWOHEY’S RESTAURANT ALHAMBRA KICKS OFF 70th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

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1943 LANDMARK TWOHEY’S RESTAURANT ALHAMBRA
KICKS OFF 70th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Wednesday 50’s music and a lineup of waiters and waitresses serving signature favorites, like the legendary bittersweet hot fudge sundaes, the Southern California landmark Twohey’s Restaurant in Alhambra pulled out all the stops to celebrate 70 years.

Present owner Jim Christos and his family, together with original owners Jean and Jerry Twohey, welcomed members of the community, including civic and community leaders from San Gabriel Valley, who joined in the festivities that include untying a rose garland at the entrance to the new banquet room and the sharing of the restaurant’s new catering menu.


On Wednesday morning the party included vintage cars from the 40s-70s, present and past owners of Twohey’s delving into a larger than life hot fudge sundae; the Pasadena Tournament of Roses queens and princess from 2013 and 1967, a Doo Wop Band: Woodie And The Long Boards performing live entertainment from the 40s, 50s, and 60s; 50-style dancers; car hops serving the restaurant’s signature bitter sweet sundaes among other signature specialties and Three Sisters catering sample menu items; and the unveiling of a gallery of historic photos obtained from the Pasadena Museum of History and the family’s own collection of Pasadena Tournament of Roses programs chronicling past Pasadena Tournament of Roses games, floats, parades and queens and her courts that handsomely adorn the walls of the new banquet room.

“We are truly honored to have been a part of the community for so many years and are delighted to have the family of the original owners Jean and Jerry Twohey present for this milestone event. We hope to continue making memories and continue the tradition of serving quality food for future generations,” said Owner of Twohey’s Restaurant Alhambra Jim Christos.

Executive chef presents a giant sundae – Photos by Terry Miller

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