Sausalito Hippy Restaurant: The Trident - when did it go away
- Caitlin Jan 21, 2006 08:21 PM
Does anyone know when Sausalito's funky Trident Restaurant closed? As a kid growing up in the Bay Area we'd often go there in the early 1970s. We moved to SoCal and all I have left are some of their amazing colorful menus - the one with the psychedelic artwork that looks like a concert handbill. It's as cool/hip as the wait help and natural food. (Remember Boozy smoothies?) Did The Trident survive the 1980s or is it now operating under another name? I looked it up on yellowpages.com and nothing. If anyone knows any info. about this legendary r'rant, let me know. Thnx.
The Trident is now called Horizons, I think, but it belittles it to call it a "Hippy Restaurant." It was a well-known jazz club going back to around 1960. Some of Bill Evans' best work was recorded there, as were the first recordings of Vince Guaraldi (before he got Schultzed) and probably Denny Zeitlin's. At one point it was owned by the Kingston Trio.