Independent from Long Beach, California on February 28, 1969 · Page 19
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r INDEPENDENT (AM) PPESS-TELESRAM (PMUA-19 Lo»» »·««. C.lil.. fri., Pit. ». 1W1 WAITRESSES in new Treasure Chest restau- ivini at Huntington Harbour display their Irish pub-style costumes. Co- owner Dick Katsaris acquired ideas for Irish decor during trip to Dublin area. His wife *v:is horn in Ireland. By TEDD THOMEY WAYOUT WAYS TO MAKE A BUCK -- For years my wife and I have been on a lot of mail-order sucker lisis, receiving catalogues offering mostly junk. Recently a new company entered the field, producing a slick catalogue called "A Man's World." It has a Playboy mgazine atti- t u d e and format, designed to appeal to well-heeled guys eager to spend their 1(101. Some of the gift ideas are so fantastic I thought at first they were gags. Rut they've got to he real, if only because they're so impossibly expensive. Would the man in your life like a Wall Street. Electronic Executive Desk equipped as a complete instantaneous c o m m u n i c a t i o n s center w i t h TV, radio, tape recorder, etc.? It's merely $ 1,295. Other ideas include a miniature electronic alarm clock, 1'/;, inches long and 1 inch high, $59.98; a wallet made out, of genuine pink elephant skin, $19.98, and a roomful of "La Dolce Vila" inflatable furniture, $249.98. The latter is designed for the bachelor who wants to convert an empty basement or attic quickly into a party room. Made in Italy, the mod f u r n i t u r e is heavy clear vinyl which can be blown up, the m a n u f a c t u r e r claims, in two minutes. The most revolting gift of all is a $9.98 beer tankard designed In shock an unsuspecting guest. As he raises it to his lips, a concealed device emits a loud, disgusting belch. It's called a Slob Mug. * * * DEPT. OF DINING MAGNIFICENCE AT HUNTINGTON HARBOUR -- Becoming more serious for a moment, let me tell you about a superb new restaurant which the Stepping Out department explored the other n i g h t . It's the Treasure Chest, 1R903 Algonquin Ave., located in the, smart new Boardwalk shopping center at Hunlington Harbour. It's reached easily by driving east on Warner Avenue from Pacific Coast Highway. Everything about the Treasure Chest is massive and solid, inside and out. The building exterior is modern western in design, constructed with huge, thick cedar pillars which look indestructible. The spacious interiors resemble a combination of an old English tavern and an Irish pub. Its owners, Dick Katsaris (former co- owner of Sam's Sea Food) and ex-produce wholesaler Frank Kessler, are wood lovers who spent months of hard work personally cutting and gouging the heavy timbers which decorate the walls and ceilings. They did a magnificent job, darkening the wood and adding such luxurious effects as luscious red carpeting, ship lanterns and wheels, an entertainment lounge and a handsome wine cellar which resembles a British jail. The Treasure Chest, open for luncheon too, has a limited but select dinner menu, designed to appeal to the families residing in the nearby Hunlingtnn Harbour homes which have individual boat and yacht anchorages. Priced from $3.50 10 $6.50 are such entrees as isle of Crete Soulvakia, chicken, lobster tails and succulent steaks. My wife and 1 tried the Parliament Special. $4.95, a beautifully thick slice of roast prime rib, and the roast rack of spring lamb, with mushrooms, onions, carrots and mint jelly, same price. Prepared in an attractive p.xhihiliim kitchen, the entrees were fresh and unusually tempting. The side dishes included hot toast appetizers, immense salads with superlative Roquefort dressing and a loaf of hot fresh sourdotigh bread with a heavenly aroma. We dined on thick wood tables, varnished to a high gleam, equipped with immaculate red linen center cloths and napkins. Our service, excellent, was by pretty Diana Petronio, wearing a lovely, low-necked pub costume. Verdict: The very best! 1 predict that t h o Treasure Chest will be one of this area's most successful restaurants. P.S. This week another luxurious restaurant opened in H u n t i n g t o n Reach at nearby Bolsa and Edwards avenues. It's the Golden Galleon, also owned by former members of the management, team at Sam's Sea Food -- · Gary Kalsaris and his brother-in-law, Doug Beckland. * * * CHOICE STOPS ALONG TABLE ROW: For an award-winning dinner prepared by experts who know all the flavor secrets, visit Anderson's Tally Ho, a scenic old English tavern restaurant at 5829 L a k e w o o d Blvd. just north of South Street. Ace chef John Cirillo offers such marvelous a la carte appetizers as lobster or oyster cocktails, Caesar salads or crab louies. An Italian expresso machine makes fascinating after-dinner coffee-liqueur beverages. Among the beautiful dinner entrees: double French cut lamb chops, $4.75; savory N.Y. pepper steak, $5.75: fresh filet of sole. $2.85; fresh sand dabs, $3.25, and fresh, sauteed chicken livers with mushrooms, $3.25. I also go a little off my rocker when contemplating the dazzling number of sea food items at Lobsterland, 4610 E. Alondra Blvd., Compton, near the Long Beach Freeway. It's decorated delightfully in a Maine wharf motif. Open for luncheon and dinners, it features live Maine lobster, beautiful fried shrimp, abalone, frog legs, fried whole New England clams, marvelous clam chowder and fresh oyster slew. The dinners are $2.95 to $6.50. Host Clifford LaChance, born in Danvers, Mass., has great expertise on sea food preparation. * * * PUT THESE AT THE TOP OF YOUR LIST TOO: For beautifully fresh and tempting Mexican food, my wife and I sing the praises of El Matador Restaurant, 5734 E. Second St., Naples, owned by mustachioed Jose Rodriquez who is also the chef. He loves his work and turns out such prized items as I h e special dinner, $2.50, including many fine items; combinalion plates, $1.75, and Mexican dinners, $2.25. Jose's T-bone steak, served Mexican style, is $3.50 and delectable. * * * OH, SO THAT'S WHAT IT IS -- That man's gift catalogue I mentioned earlier also lists genuine dinosaur coprolite cuff links, $9.98. They are described as rock- hard gems "glowing in m u l t i tones of blue and red." Then the blurb goes on to explain, quite frankly, how coprolite was formed, saying: "You just never know what may be a collector's item some day, do you? The dinosaurs blithely gamboled over the earth's surface millions of years ago, doing what comes n a t u r a l l y and j leaving their droppings everywhere. Now we have a | name for it. Real dignified Ion - coprolite." STEAKS · LOISTER · SEAFOODS CONTINENTAL AMERICAN CUISINE Served in a gracious manner in the beautiful and romantic 'ESPANA' room overlooking the BAHIA MARINA ENTERTAINMENT and DANCING NIGHTLY to the fabulous music of FRANKIE ORTEGA i/INM 6285 E. PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY .ONC BEACH RESERVATIONS 430-0585 he New Starlight Terrace Room Dancing and entertainment hy Chuct Ke^lcy and hij group. Luncheon ond dinners served dmly, t*»rrpt Sunrlny. on both Ifiveh. Sflcct frorr new mrny n complete nrtciy of thoif c iionU, vnnl Of S«flfootf i o n } 4 3 4 . o X ? A or 434.6739. 3400 E. PACIFIC COAST HWY., LONG BEACH. CALIF. 4, FRANCOIS and ; Continental or American Cuisine -- you find your · favorites here at their · very best! We're famous for Flaming Duck ... or choose from a number of d'hote dinners -- lobster Thermidor, for instance, or Beef Strogan. off, Prime Ribs of Beef, Broiled Filet Mignon or : New York Cut Steak. Our Caesar Salad is sensational. For Dessert, live it ·. up with Baked Alaska or Crepes Suzette Luncheon Dinner Cocktails · Banquets ClOSEO MONDAYS 1909 E. FOURTH ST., tONG BEACH HEmlock 6-0620 RESTAURANT BUFFET DINNERS THURS., FRI., SAT., SUN., 5:30 P.M. I. 9:00 P.M. PRIME fill AND OTHER DELICIOUS ENTREES ALL YOU CAN EAT Children to 10 Years ... PLUS A SPECIAL FOR EARLY DURING THE WEEK DINERS PRIMP *l« s^ QE SCA'.LOPPINE of * "yE oi BEEF _,, _«*««7'7 VEAL LA RUSSE _...*£t*£* DELMONICO S^ OC HROILtD J1 Eft NEW YOUK ........ a.AS LOBSTER TAIL ... iii3U Ruffd Luncheon* And Lunchenni from our rmnu served daltv NIGHTLY. Dandnn an Cocktails served in o u r b e a u t i f u l l o u n n n BANQUET ROOM AVAILABLE for 20 to 100 Person. Now takinq reservations far special parties. 16227 Lakewood BL Bellflower, ME 0-6268 turned-on sounds of music, snng and riancfi colorfully presented by Southern Ca!iforn : a's most talented youngsters. Separate performances every Saturday and Sunday afternoon at ?:30. 4-00 and 5-30 p.m. Cash awards to competing groups and pn.'n acts aqes Ib-Ilb. Come tpr anri hear, rnmfi show and dn! In !hp picturesquR VVaqo" Camp in Ghost Town. KNOTT'S BERRY FARM GHOST TOWN, Hiway 39 two miles south of Buena Park. Fr?° Parking. For contest details, contact Mike r at ( / 1 4 ) 52M131. IT'S FUN TO LUNCH AT WELCH S . . . S p e c i n ! SondwichBJ with Salad from J 1.00 to our famoir, $1.95 Prime Rib Dinner . . . try our mystery luncheon, it may op FREE. WELCH'S --4401 Atlantic Ave. Lone, Beach -- Reservations Call GA 2-1225 Serving 7 Days a Week Dining in the Elegant. ^Regency Room A Bit of 0/de England m Garden Grove . . . you find what true Continental Cuisine is really like! The elegant Embers is only seconds from Downtown Long Beach. So take a t f o r a short trip! rnisinefi-atiiriiiKSTK.-IKS' I'lil.MI-: I.OKS'1'KR · CHICI\l-:\,i IttCK ,,fl..-l!HH. ;.IIH.-/l«'»n«-l)i/rniT-(.'..r-/.l I ri/ H.rll./rr.-l Fni-i'/ili. II-tit r f r r v ju"»/if r.vrr/i/ Only minutei Irom tong Beoch via Garden Grove Freeway Just all Highway 39 off-romp .T 1 ^. "··« i.-""* i« ArtltitrH STEAK HOUSE Have luncheon by the sea a t . . j j HM.f, (^ K^rrvalinns.S.'iT-OO.iI HOP LOUIE'S TONY FOX Vocalist-Organist Appearing Nightly LUNCHEONS · DINNERS · COCKMILS g;j 1900 OCEAN BLVD. PH. 437-0488;) Lobby Floor Pacific Holidoy Apartmenfs'imj^'jjtls-'ifi; AMERICAN and CANTONESE CUISINE NOW APPEARING FABULOUS ERNIE MENEHUNE And His Review ,1333ylAKEWOODBLYD. 42l-99* \^*/ AT THE AUPOir E N T ^ A N SPRING AT BELLFLOWER BLVD. LUNCHEONS --DINNERS Served from 1 p.m. to 11:30 p.m IANQUET FACILITIES 20-300 Closed Mondavi ScmavKcra vast of£ong (SaacK is Me Persian (T.oom. Chlldnn'l (Illi (unir ID tl.ll the only place cf its hind on /J n; the West Coost featuring '/ teX NOW HEAR THIS! BRING THIS AD AND RECEIVE YOUR 2nd DINNER FOR /? PRICE! Even on a clearjiayjyelre hard to jind. But don't stop iookin'sTTo fhThardy soufwiio perseveres through to the RESERVATIONS 378-8358 «ur Western style menu .. · STEAKS · LOBSTER · Chsf's Cut ef FILET · PRIME RIB Persian Room, a great deal of enjoyment awaits. Steaks. ' 'I tNl) OHer }ooH" any day of the* weak. Enjoy Fleming Dishes, Gourn.«t stuffnd Mmhroomj. Rock of lamb, mnny othorsw rhops. chicken, even a grand shish kehab. And don't leave the children home. Maybe they've never heen to beautiful downtown Wilmington. Have you? 3901 PACIFIC COAST HWY Koomi Available to 100 pcnons . AnnhHmll.il K blki. »«l of Avulnn Blvrl.) n"cnvlinn«; MS.n?«l Hnnrj: 11 AM to I? CM, Men. Iliru SJl. Dinner* frnni J3.JS COCIMflil* Ph. HE 7-5126 733 E. BROADWAY featuring our I n t e r n a t i o n a l Menu DIN'N'FRS from 2.7i F.ntenainment and DANT.INO NIGHTLY

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