Los Angeles--Larry Parker's Diner--What Happened???
- D.R. Fay Mar 18, 1999 01:25 PM
Hey, I'm a former "Angelian" who relocated to
Nashville. I used to work at "Larry Parker's Diner"
in Beverly Hills. I understand that there is a "Chin
Chins" there now. Does anybody know what happened to
"Larry's"???? Why Did it close???? Larry and his
wife Debbie and I used to be pretty close, but now I
can't find them anywhere.
Larry Parker's was legendarily bad, even by
the standards of Beverly Hills restaurants that
happened to be open at 4 in the morning. And
because it was a favorite of the gangsta rappers
I used to profile for magazines, I ended up
there way too often.
It's amazing that the place survived as long
as it did.
re: j gold
O.K.,.... I admit, there was a "gangsta-Rap" element
to it, but, let's not forget that I also waited on
many well known people in there. Linda Carter,
Arsinio Hall, Eddie Murphy, Paul Williams, Billy Bob
Thorton, Paula Abdoul (sp)?, Whitney Houston, Marley
Matlin, etc. All of whom loved the atmosphere, (loud
music, servers with a 'tude), and always came back.
I'm not saying there was no "gangsta-Rap" crap there.
There most certainly was, especially towards the end
of my stay. (as a matter of fact, that's why a
finally left). Ironically, I went on to work at
"Monty's" (kinda "out of the frying pan into the
fire situation). I really know how to pick 'em,