The Generational Gift

September 19, 2016

Since 1956, Casa Vega has stood as one of Los Angeles’ hotspots, catering to Hollywood’s elite and locals alike. In those six decades, Christy Vega and her father, Rafael, have been just as recognizable as the restaurant itself.

On the day Christy Vega was born, her father sat down at the bar of his restaurant and shared a bottle of 1800 Tequila with Marlon Brando. The following morning, elegant dresses arrived at the door. While this might sound like a story fit for Don Vito Corleone himself, the reality shares only one common thread: the importance of family.

Rafael Vega was