Even up in Raisin country, the California 'Attitude' comes thru. If you have ever seen the Steve Martin Movie"L A Story"
you will have seen one of the best descriptions of the special touch that California gives to it's own 'Food'
If you haven't seen the film, go rent it sometime.. The humor of Ken and Barby and friends ordering coffee is something you must see to believe. TRUE STORY
We stayed the night at a little motel in Hurricane, Utah a few years ago...near the entrance to Zion Nat'l Park (in November). While having a cup of coffee and toast at a hole in the wall cafe occupied by us and 3 or 4 local old geezers and the one waitress, a Black BMW w/neon pink trim and California tags roared into the parking area outside. It was about 35 degrees or so outside, overcast and a pretty miserable day. Out jumped Skip and Buffy and the 2 kids, in tank tops and flip-flops. They came in, sat down and proceeded to order just about everything on the menu, keeping the waitress running back and forth with requests for every extra they could find. The kids didn't like anything, so their orders sat untouched, The parents got tired of arguing with them and after a few bites, decided the food "sucked", (Their loud and vocal descriptor)...So they demanded a check, stiffed the waitress with no tip, and got really upset when she had trouble breaking a $100 bill to cover the $40 worth of food...It was still very early in the morning and she didn't have much change. The locals pooled their resources to help her, taking some additional scorn from the Yuppies. The visitors then took off in a cloud of flying gravel as they hurried to their rendevoux with nature, or whatever. As things settled back down to normal, one old guy commented to another " XO@#XO*#@ Californians"! I was glad my truck was parked back at the motel, or we might have been lynched by the "Over the Hill Gang".
That's when I really noticed that I was not a typical L A person!!