Meet two more Faces of the Historic Core: Kristen Trattner and Monica May, the owners of the best diner in town. The Nickel Diner is a treasure amongst Main St in the Historic Core. Chef Monica’s satisfying menu has everything from her iconic pop tarts to a Hangover Helper that might have saved some lives. Check out this video interview with Monica and Kristen and learn more about how they were destined to run the Nickel and why they’re local superheroes serving up a true piece of Americano.

Nickel Diner

524 S Main St.

Meet one of the Faces of the Historic Core: Chip Brown, a local baker that established his roots 10 years ago in the Historic Core. Big Man Bakes is a staple in our community and even Oprah knows it. Chip’s cupcakes alongside his big smile and personality, tie together an unforgettable experience. In fact, the only things that aren’t big are the mini-sized cupcakes. Check out this video with Chip and learn more about how this New Yorker turned Angeleno came to charm the pants off anyone with a sweet tooth.

Big Man Bakes

413 S Main St.