You go to Mel’s Diner for milkshakes, wet omelettes, and a kitschy-retro vibe that will make your current pain disappear. And is there any better era to escape to than 1950s California when swimming in the ocean was still appealing and blatant Hollywood sexism was referred to only as “show business” followed by a wink?
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