Because the City of Arcadia orders in so many chicken pot pies from Moffett’s Family Restaurant and Chicken Pie Shoppe at City Hall, Mayor Gary Kovacic thought the City should honor the diner 1409 South Baldwin Avenue that opened in 1975.
He did just that as soon as the shop opened at 11 a.m. this morning, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, presenting owner Stan Burton with an official certificate of recognition. Arcadia Chamber of Commerce CEO Scott Hettrick and the Arcadia Historical Society’s Carol Libby then jointly paid tribute to Moffett’s as an Arcadia Business Icon that has also been a Chamber member since its opening more than 40 years ago.
Stan and his brother Ralph Burton took over the restaurant in 1990 after Ralph had already worked there for many years with his sister. They kept their chef Juan Garcia, who took his first job there at age 17 and has been there ever since. Ralph has since retired but Stan and Juan are still going strong, keeping all their regular customers very happy and pleasing many new ones as well with their menu full of various chicken and beef pot pies, noodles, beef dip sandwiches, cheeseburgers, salads, seafood, and even liver and onions and much more, not to mention their delicious fruit pies. They will even fill up one of your empty casserole dishes with pot pie if you bring it in to them. Or call for take out orders, including frozen pot pies at 626-447-4670.
Stan has seen a lot of changes in the restaurants and businesses all around him, including the major conversion today of the adjacent CVS store into an Aldi food market (the CVS has downsized to remain in only the northern half of their store). The Aldi is expected to open late next winter or spring.