Celebrity Diner May be Forced to Close


Patrick's Roadhouse, a landmark dumpy diner in Santa Monica known for its celebrity clientele, may be closing its doors.

The diner, which has been around since the 1970s, features uninspired food, a chronic parking shortage, and a wait staff that makes you beg for a refill. What it does have, however, is a star-studded following that would make Spago green with envy.

Bill Clinton has paid a few visits (remember, this was the president who frequented McDonald's), California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has an honorary chair (the governator is partial to the Bauernfraustuck, an Austrian breakfast dish made up of eggs, sausage, peppers & potatoes), and actor Josh Brolin (who played George W. Bush in "W," and starred in "No Country for Old Men") is a regular.