Friday, July 31, 2015

The Palm: A Delicious Legacy of Happy Accidents

The Palm has built a legacy on a series of happy accidents. It began in 1926, when Italy-born Pio Bozzi and John Ganzi set out to register their flagship eatery in New York City. Their thick accents resulted in a city clerk handing them a license for "The Palm," instead of Parma—the pair's hometown. Other happy accidents followed—including artists "singing for their supper" by painting the caricatures that now decorate every Palm. And, if it weren't for the eatery's ability to adapt, you wouldn't be able to order a steak there today. Steaks weren't a fixture on the original menu, but after John Ganzi made many runs to grab one from a local butcher shop to accommodate special orders, he and Pio Bozzi eventually added them.

Today, you can enjoy the NYC fixture in L.A. Over the past 80-plus years, The Palm has flourished into a nationwide chain with locations everywhere from Boston to Mexico City. Order one of its now-classic steaks, from filet mignon to steak burgers, or its house specialty lobster. You can pair it with a signature cocktail or glass of wine. No matter what you order, The Palm's welcoming steakhouse atmosphere will evoke the family eatery that launched a nationwide chain nearly a century ago.

The Palm
1100 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015