Your Memories 01

This is the place to discuss restaurants that the proprietor of this blog never went to and therefore cannot write about.  Comments about restaurants that are open and operating are discouraged.

305 Responses to Your Memories 01

  • Bob of the Village of Los Ranchos (NM) says:

    RE Windjammer: Alas Gary, sometimes ya got to be more specific particularly with popular names, e.g. what street was it on? Here’s a place in Redondo along with other possibilities.

    BTW, Never say Never! I’ve found that places that were not showing up one year, might be added a couple of years later.

  • Gary Mortimer says:

    Does anyone here remember a restaurant that is now the Rainbow Bar & Grill, but in the early 1970’s, it was called the Windjammer! Right next door to what is now the Roxy, used to be the Largo, a strip joint.

    I know that the Rainbow was originally the Villa Nova, but in the 1970’s…can’t remember the exact date, it was the Windjammer and I was the Bartender there for a few years.

    I have never been able to find any pictures of the front of it, showing the sign that said Windjammer…and I helped put that sign up, by standing on the small platform area right above the entrance!!!

  • Gary Mortimer says:

    Nicole…I remember the Garden District.
    Back in those days, “restaurant row” was a fun place to be.

    I spent a lot of time in Oliver and had fun hearing that old lady piano player just inside the door at the end of the long bar. And she lived quite a ways away but she also grew pot I think. Ah the stories from her

  • Gary Mortimer says:

    Does anyone on here know of or remember old restaurants that were on La Cienega Blvd. in the 1970’s, like Oliver which later changed its name to After Dark…even though there was another location down the street and i believe on the next major cross street.

    There was also the Carriage Trade up a few blocks from Oliver.

  • Theresa Powers says:

    Anyone remember Charmers Market in Santa Monica in the 70’s? They even had stuffed pig.

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