LOS ANGELES TIMES reports ...
Alice Broude, 86, the Redwood's beloved waitress for 51 years, came out of retirement to bid farewell. She wore her martini-shaped earrings and nursed a Jack Daniel's on the rocks. She recalled serving 35-cent grilled-cheese sandwiches and taking the orders of mobsters such as Mickey Cohen and Frankie Carbo. Carbo liked take-out steak four times a week and fish on Fridays, she said.
"He'd cut your throat, but he wouldn't eat meat on Fridays," Broude recalled.
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