Today on All Things Considered, independent producer Gideon Brower bid farewell to Bahooka Family Restaurant in Rosemead. The tiki-themed restaurant will close its doors forever after service this Sunday, March 10th. Looking at the photo above, it’s no surprise that Bahooka was a cult favorite for decades. As Los Angeles Magazine’s Chris Nichols points out, “It’s so psychedelic that it makes complete sense that they filmed Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas there.”
Listen to Brower’s piece below.
For more on the design and architecture of Bahooka Family Restaurant, check out Brower’s blog post on the DNA Blog. And check out photos of Bahooka’s interior on the Good Food blog.