restaurant is owned by Leah Adler,
the mother of Steven Spielberg,
director of "Jaws," "Indiana Jones,"
"Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Schindlerís
List," "Saving Private Ryan" and the two highest-grossing
movies of all time: "E.T. - The Extra- Terrestrial" and
The Milky Way is located on Pico Boulevard, about a mile east of 20th Century Fox Studios. Itís small but nice, with maroon leather booths and a back hall lined with photos of her son and over a dozen posters of Mr. Speilbergís movies.
restaurant also attracts celebrity customers. According to the L.A.
Times, Kirk Douglas
is a regular, Jason Alexander
(George on "Seinfeld") brought his parents here for dinner,
and the mother of producer Steven Bochco
("NYPD Blue") lunched here with friend Charlotte Rae
("Facts of Life").
mama spends a lot of time at her restaurant, and isnít averse to talking
about her famous son. A small, slim woman with short blond hair, she admits
she was confused by her sonís childhood eccentricities, but she is thankful
that she never took him to a psychiatrist while he was growing up. "If
I had," she quips, "there would never have been an E.T.!"
(And, yes, Steven Speilberg does drop by for dinner now and then. His favorite dish is the fried smelt)
Getting there: From Rodeo Drive, take Wilshire east one block to Beverly Drive. Turn right (south) on Beverly Drive and go south (less than a mile) to Pico Boulevard. Turn left (east) on Pico, and go half a mile east. The restaurant will be on your right (south) side, just before Doheny.
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