This morning I just happened to stumble upon a great, archived radio expose’ about Louis Lunch in New Haven, a national treasure, that was a good, healthy walk from my old apartment (where I was drawing comics) in New Haven. If you listen to the story below (click on the link) you’ll learn that Louis Lunch is a fourth-generation restaurant that has been making its unique burgers in its vertical, gas-powered ovens since WW I. Louis also has a strict rule that no ketchup is to be added to burgers. In fact, they have a ton of rules… and very little seating…. And, it’s great. If you have time listen to the entire story below. It’s a great, fun listen.
Of note, a company offered the Louis Family $5 million dollars a few years back for the shop: He turned them down. More recently, another company offered Grandson Louis, the current owner, $51 million dollars for the shop.
He turned them down.
Because something’s just don’t have a price.
Very pleased to have finally seen David Fincher’s cinephile film “Mank” this weekend on Netflix. While a film about the penning of the “Citizen Kane” script might not be for everyone, the film is a technical marvel to behold with Oscar-worthy supporting roles across the board. I can almost certainly guarantee “Best Supporting Actress” for Amanda Seyfried, and nominations for Best Film, Director, Score, Cinematography, Editing, and Original Screenplay. The real showstopper for me was Tom Burke as Orson Welles who might, literally, be on screen for as many minutes as Boba Fett in “The Empire Strikes Back,” but the effect is exactly the same: electrifying. – That’s Hollywood!