Thursday, May 30, 2013

Signs of the Times: Cozy Corner Drive-In

It wasn't until we were asked by our pal Charles for a guided tour of our hometown that I truly appreciated our sleepy little hamlet.  Forced to look at everything with fresh eyes and a renewed interest, I came to realize that every town has treasures of which it should be proud (and preserve).

Locked in my own routine, I drove by wacky tacky-worthy landmarks everyday without so much as a second glance.  While Cozy Corner Drive-In isn't in my city, it is a sign that I drive by frequently.  Each time I pass, I make a promise to myself that one day I will stop for a photograph; it is a promise I have been making for years.  Well, tonight I finally made good on my oath.

Cozy Corner Drive-In, Santa Ana, CA
The surrounding neighborhood might leave a little to be desired but the twinkling lights, glowing neon that flashes on and off, the starburst and giant bent arrow, and the promise of tacos, burritos, AND hamburgers makes our mouths water - literally and figuratively.  Plus it's all in the name, "Cozy Corner;" something so simple yet so charming makes me wish that I had thought of it first.

Cozy Corner Drive-In
426 N Harbor Blvd
Santa Ana, CA


Mr. Tiny


  1. A great sign indeed. If I knew nothing about the food (which I don't) the sign would have won me over and gotten me to pull in and try the place.

    1. I hate to say it but I can't speak to the quality of the food. As much as I love everything the sign offers, I am trying to avoid them!!! I had to be satisfied by the sign (and I was).

  2. Love the bent arrow and the starburst! It is so true that it often takes visitors to remind you how great the area you live in really is. Have a fabulous weekend!

    1. It is absolutely true. I spent a day creating a home town itinerary and keep it in my phone for inspiration. Thanks! I hope you had a great weekend!