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Hamburgef Hamlet coming back!

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Posting here because they're not a chain yet in this incarnation.

http://m.la.eater.com/archives/2014/0...

We have a very long emotional relationship with HH on several levels and would be fcstatuc if it came back in some form similar to what it was in its heyday. The icing would be a South OC location. I can dream.

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    1. re: gr8pimpin

      More info there. I searched and did find that topic but the title didn't suggest where it got to down thread. I'm just glad it's happening.

    2. I love the Hamlets as much as anyone, but I think it's time to call it a day honestly.

      Do you remember the Irvine location? That was after the Lewis' when it was owned by Koo Koo Roo.

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      1. re: BubblyOne

        You sure you're not thinking of the HH on Adams, off Harbor, in Costa Mesa? I'm pretty sure I'd've known if there'd been one in Irvine. ;o) I vaguely remember something near the airport, like around Von Karmann, but it's not resonating.

        1. re: Midlife

          I worked at the Hamlet in Costa Mesa back in the 70s, when it was one of the hottest places to eat- right across from the big Edwards theater and was friends with the Lewis family.
          The spot in Irvine was by UCI and after they sold. It didn't last too long and that was the late 80s.

          1. re: BubblyOne

            I think it's coming back to me. Was it in the site that became Lee's Banh Mi?

            1. re: Midlife

              I don't remember, since I'm not in Irvine much. The interior was a vague copy of the other Hamlets-not quite as nice and it was a stand-alone building.

      2. As long as they bring back The Hotsburger, I will be very happy!