Two stars for Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga
The Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga Canyon has been many things through the years -- the purported summer retreat of evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson in the 1930s, later a church (or two), a garage, a gas station and auto junkyard before this neglected property became a restaurant. Until recently, though, it was more a curiosity than a destination for anybody who cared about eating.
Now it has a serious chef and some serious food.
Photo: Touches of purple carry the theme of the color of the "seventh ray" at Topanga's Inn of the Seventh Ray. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times