At Amelia's Kitchen we specialize in South of the Border cuisine featuring regional dishes from Baja California that combines elements of Mexican, Mediterranean and Asian cooking, with an emphasis on utilizing fresh ingredients. In 1937 Amelia's great Uncle Barry Brooks (real name Edger Schlossbach) moved from the coal fields of Eastern Pennsylvania to southern California to try his hand at acting, becoming a studio actor for Paramount pictures, appearing in many movies and TV shows only to be drafted into the army for WW2. After being discharged he found all his contacts at Paramount were gone. So with his 5th wife Amelia she was also his 7th and finale wife) opened a small joint called Amelia's Baja grill using only local fresh products,
veggies and seafood just like the food he had been eating for year in southern California, With their roots in farm-to-table cuisine in mind. On the pacific coast highway in southern California for 19 years competing again restaurant like Alice's Restaurant and the Brown Derby closing it in the 1979/ now Amelia's Aunt Marilyn opened her third Pops Garage Mexican kitchen at this location in 2010 with Amelia's father Arthur, Marilyn's older brother. Now that Amelia is getting older and is into fresh natural food she convinced her Dad to change the cuisine from Mexican to Baja California Cuisine. Now, we are enjoying taking Baja cuisine to the next level by using local fresh produce, meats, seafood and ingredients with a Mexican foundation and a little Asian influence. Just like Uncle Barry's Place.