In 1987, the restaurant was in the main building (towards the right as I remember), and had excellent food. There was also a small, but well stocked, pilot's shop to the left next to the entrance.
As for the others, well.....Compton Airport is in Compton.....and then there's Whiteman. Brackett and El Monte had a greater percentage of corporate (not very high to begin with) traffic, while the others entertained more the public clientele.
Ah, the memories of my first real employer (after graduation). El Monte Airport was actually where I learned how to drive a stick-shift vehicle, and a fuel truck at that!
Tom in NO (at MSY)
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina