Bistros A Go Go

Site of the former Shnarleys Pizza. It was overpriced anyway, preyed on tourists I guess.
Grove Bistro

There’s another ‘Bistro’. Must be the latest fad name for tiny restaurant, with a name that implies “Yes, we have alcohol”. People in PG are sometimes still afraid of the old blue laws.

Bistros, Trattorias, Taquerias, Pubs, Sports Bars. Whatever.

Scotch Bistro – er Bakery has scraped the “Scotch Bakery” lettering from the windows, readying the former landmark to disappear for good.
Scotch Bakery

Now the historical signage is gone
Scotch Bakery Gone

Favaloros Bistro

And you know the sun’s settin’ fast,
And just like they say, nothing good ever lasts.
Well, go on now and kiss it goodbye,
But hold on to your lover,
‘Cause your heart’s bound to die.
Go on now and say goodbye to our town, to our town.
Can’t you see the sun’s settin’ down on our town, on our town,

Iris Dement “Our Town”

Bistros A Go Go

Scotch Bakery Trades Pies For The Pie-Eyed

Sign posted on window of Scotch Bakery announces an application for a liquor license. It appears that at least one of the Favaloros have had enough of that “spending time with the family” and are going back into the evening restaurant business.

Sad that another PG institution goes by the wayside. Scotch Bakery was mentioned in John Steinbeck’s book Cannery Row and was an alternative to DeSmets back in the days when downtown PG was more for residents than visitors. Some say since SB was sold it has not been as good as it was anyway. Well so much for historical stores, make way for more alcohol and pasta. For real good bakery stuff, check Pavel’s across from Grove Market. There’s nothing on Lighthouse Avenue worth checking.

Scotch Bakery


Favaloros had a restaurant that closed soon after the owner, Anthony Favaloro was arrested for allegedly choking his mother-in-law there one night. I notice that his name is not on the liquor license or fictitious name statement for this restaurant.

Favaloros Bistro Liquor Sign

Favaloros Liquor

Favaloros Business Name

Scotch Bakery Trades Pies For The Pie-Eyed