Ronald and Nancy Reagan were regulars at Chasens. It was there that they decided to marry in 1952; and they continued to come in for the Tuesday night special for decades later, even when they lived in the White House. Their favorite dish was the Beef Belmont, a Jewish dish with origins in Eastern Europe. The recipe yields a soup plus a platter of sliced beef. One can add their own accompanyments to the beef platter. Local history information from the archives of the Los Angeles Library.