Farewell, Callahan's

Callahan's Restaurant on Wilshire Boulevard was a Santa Monica institution, one of the last unpretentious and affordable family-style diners in a city of Raw Food restaurants, farm-to-table establishments and artisanal coffee bars. When word got out that Callahan's was closing after 68 years in business, I went to record some of the voices and sounds that made the restaurant so beloved to its many regular patrons. The result was this non-narrated sound piece.

It aired on Good Food and All Things Considered in 2014.