Monday, November 3, 2014

Damon's Steakhouse (Glendale, CA)

Several months ago Dave and I drove to Van Nuys, CA to stay with and visit our friends Angie and Mike.  We had a wonderful day of thrift and vintage shopping in Burbank, CA.  I got to finally try Porto's Bakery, which is a must have if you are ever in the area.  It was a while back (before the wedding I think) so I've likely already posted photos of my finds in past thrift blogs.  Speaking of my thrift blogs, I have primarily been posting pictures of my finds as I come across them on my instagram account (thesweetiesuz).  Oregon has been very good to Dave and I so far and I'm sure we will have lots of treasures to share in the future.

So back to the blog at hand.  After a fantastic day, we made plans that night to have dinner and drinks at Damon's Steakhouse which is located in Glendale, CA.


The founder of this restaurant, Loyal Adelbert Damon, was actually born in Medford, OR (where I currently reside). 


See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil, and do no evil. Ha!


The restaurant was opened in 1937 when Damon sold his candy company to fund the new venture.  The restaurant's original location was Central Avenue, in Glendale, but was moved to it's current location at Brand Boulevard in the 1980's.



The Polynesian decor was inspired by a lone palm tree which once stood in the middle of the restaurant.  This sparked a need to decorate the rest of the restaurant to match the theme.


This included some very beautiful salt water fish tanks.


Dave and I both opted to try their hurricane's (which I recall were delicious).



I just love the Eugene Savage murals which are displayed on the walls throughout the restaurant.







Not to mention some of the coolest lamps I have ever seen (some which I believe are from Oceanic Arts located in Whittier, CA.)





Mike and Angie


Dave and I


If you are ever in the area be sure to stop by this Polynesian gem.  I was told by the waitress that they have a live Polynesian revue show on Friday nights.  Visit their website located here for more information.

Till' Next Time,

Suz

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