End of an Era
While far from a foodie choice, the Hamlet and Taproom at Doheney and Sunset is closing in December. I understand it is being turned into 2-3 seperate restaraunts; a mini Sunset Plaza if you will. Tap Room was a classic local bar and the Hamlet has always been there. Kind of sad - unless we get a couple of special new places in its stead.
The Hamlet was a trendsetter and Harry and Marilyn Lewis were visionaries when they first opened the original Hamlets. Does everyone remember those omelet pans which flipped when presenting the spinach omelet? Lots of great memories of the Westwood and Brentwood Hamlets. The Lewis' sold out and I believe the next owner was Koo Koo Roo (I could be mistaken). KKR went Chapter 11 and I believe that HH was shifted from corporation to corporation. Too bad.