Sunday, March 1, 2009

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Los Angeles Times
1 March 2009

Tall tales concocted from the Original Spanish Kitchen

Steve Harvey, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

Closing up one night in 1961, workers at the Original Spanish Kitchen on Beverly Boulevard set out silverware, saltshakers and napkins at each table and neatly stacked the chairs.

And there the settings and chairs remained, unmoved for more than a quarter of a century. [...]

[It was rumored that the owner's wife, whose husband had supposedly been shot to death in the restaurant, left it undisturbed until his killer was found. It was also said that "the owner was a bullfighter and his wife was a flamenco dancer and he killed her because he didn't like her dancing."]