Skip to comments.Harry Lewis dies at 93; launched Hamburger Hamlet chain (he was also an actor)
Posted on 06/11/2013 8:24:34 AM PDT by EveningStar
As an actor, Harry Lewis took second billing to the likes of Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson, most notably in the 1948 film noir "Key Largo."
But he found his own starring role as a Los Angeles restaurateur who helped usher in the concept of the "gourmet burger" when he launched the ground-breaking Hamburger Hamlet restaurant chain, among others.
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I always liked his music. Especially that song “The heart of rock and roll is still beating”
I really liked Hamburger Hamlet. Sort of similar to Marie Callendars, but better food, I thought.
Good grief, I initially read it as Huey Lewis.
“For food and diet, to some enterprise, that hath a stomach in’t; which is no other.”
(Specializing in pickle Shakespears...)
I went to HH in the San Fernando Valley as a kid back in the 60’s
Whew. For a minute I thought it said “HUEY” Lewis and I just saw him in concert the other night!
Who wants to bet there’s an uptick tonight in sad comments to youtube music videos of Huey Lewis & The News.
doh never mind, I just read the thread
I still go there. Usually get the Stella Special. Half a sandwich, small salad and crock of French Onion soup. I also like their blue cheese bacon burger with fries.
There is only a few HH left. The family was bought out and rapidly expanded. That didn’t work out and most got shuttered. The food quality also went down IMO. The family bought the few remaining restaurants back, improved the food and have been doing well.
wow didn’t know about that, i will have to go to the valley one of these weekends and stop in
Van Nuys Blvd just north of Ventura Blvd on the west side of the street. Parking lot in rear, but I usually park on the street if the lot attendant is there.