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Fox’s has been a landmark in Altadena since 1955 when it was opened by Paul and Edie Fox.

The building itself had been moved from a different location in 1948, to it’s present place at 2352 N. Lake. It had been a private home, a pet store, and a real estate office, and even a restaurant  before Paul and Edie took it over.

 

In 1967 Paul and Edie’s son, Ken and his wife Lorraine, bought the restaurant and continued the family business for another 50 years. When Ken decided to sell in 2017, he found another family of restaurateurs, Paul Rosenbluh & Monique King, who wanted to keep it Fox’s and maintain it’s 62 year legacy.

 

Paul and Monique currently own Cindy’s in Eagle Rock. It is another historical restaurant, whose roots  they wanted to preserve, while introducing their own particular culinary flair.

 

Paul and Monique previously owned Firefly Bistro in South Pasadena for 14 years. Monique, a Los Angeles native, started her culinary career with Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken at City Restaurant on La Brea Blvd. She then moved on to Chicago where she was the chef at the renowned Soul Kitchen for 9 years.

 

Paul is from Louisville Kentucky, and has been working in restaurants since he was 15 years old. At 18 he moved himself to Colorado to work at the Silverheels restaurant in Silverthorne, CO. Later he graduated from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, and move to Austin, TX to work at such famous restaurants as Coyote Cafe. Eventually he landed in Chicago and began working with Monique at Soul Kitchen.

 

Now a couple, when the two decided to start their family, they moved to Los Angeles to be nearer to family. Monique went to work for Feniger and Milliken as the chef of Border Grill in Santa Monica, and later at the location in downtown LA. Paul was the chef at Bayou Bar & Grill in Alhambra. Eventually they decided to combine their skills and open their own place, Firefly Bistro in South Pasadena. The rest, as they say, is history.

Vintage Menus and photos from Fox's past.