Famed Patrick’s Roadhouse Faces the Ax

Owner given 30 days’ notice; site could become a Starbucks

Last Updated: December 21, 2009 @ 7:47 AM

Patrick’s Roadhouse, a shamrock-adorned institution on Entrada Drive near Pacific Coast Highway, is the kind of neighborhood joint that names omelets for its best customers — and not just the famous ones like Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose scrambled eggs with the works was dubbed the Governator Special.

Mark Fishman, a licensed acupuncturist and thrice-weekly regular, got to design a "Dr. Mark" concoction for the menu: eggs with sauteed spinach, mushrooms, onions, red bell peppers, Swiss cheese and house salsa on the side, assuming one knows to ask for the condiment.

Alas for Fishman and other Roadhouse devotees, the eatery’s days might be numbered, now that owner Anthony Fischler has received a notice to vacate.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.