Thursday, February 4, 2010

Walkabout: Historic Scandia Restaurant

On My Walkabout:

This is the location of the historic Scandia Restaurant. Never dined there. Since the joint closed in 1989, you can't either.

9040 Sunset (1946-1989). The original location was across the street, but they moved to 9040 Sunset in 1957.

Very elegant - with paneled woods, copper and brass fixtures, bright red chairs, royal blue and white china and crystal vases. The principal decorations were coats of arms. The owner was Ken Hansen and his sister Teddy (who died in 1979). They were immigrants from Copenhagen. Chef des Cuisine in 1963, Chris Rasmussen. Specialties here were "Lammesaddel", "Viking Sword" and "Bof Med Log". The "Club of the Vikings" met here including Errol Flynn, Victor Borge, and Everett Crosby (Bing's brother and manager).


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