This is one of the weirdest facts I’ve learned about LA. It turns out that the location of Koreatown’s Boiling Crab is none other than the famous Brown Derby Restaurant, seen above in an old undated photo! I always thought the top of the Brown Derby Plaza was kind of awkward, but for some reason it never clicked in my head that the name would be so obviously associated with this famous restaurant chain.

My, how that corner has changed since this photo was taken! So cool though to know that now!

PHOTOGRAPH BY J. BAYLOR ROBERTS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC