Tuesday, August 31, 2010

L.A. Doesn't Play Itself: Downtown Eateries on 'Mad Men'

Funny enough, at the same moment Maria and I were attending an Emmy party at downtown's Cicada restaurant (in the famed Oviatt building, of course), AMC's "Mad Men" featured Don Draper and company at the Clio Awards -- in a scene shot at Cicada.

Here's what Cicada -- a favorite spot for weddings and other events -- normally looks like inside:

Like we've mentioned in the past, "Mad Men" does a great job of turning Los Angeles locales, particularly downtown, into 1960s New York. This week's episode also included scenes shot at legendary French dip eatery P.E. Cole's:

What's cool here: You can even see the name "Cole's" in the window.

Cole's from the outside:

Below, more shots from Cicada and Cole's from Sunday night's "Mad Men" episode, "Waldorf Stories."

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