Writer and poet  Joel Lipman was a frequent customer of the restaurant. He either came with his wife and family, his Dad when he was visiting L.A., or after a baseball game with his buddies (seen here sitting in front of the photo wall). I could usually tell which male customers were from New York or Chicago (besides their accent). They usually had a posse. What I mean is they lived like ex-pats. They met regularly and hung out with a group of guys (both old friends and new) who were  from the same City. I guess thats what the TV show Entourage was all about. Besides baseball and poetry, Joel was obsessed with the Doors.  A little research on the internet shows that he channeled that obsession into a musical adaptation of Jim Morrison’s epic poem, “Celebration of the Lizard”.

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