We mourn the permanent closing of Louis' Restaurant due to the pandemic, but celebrate its history and the thousands of meals served overlooking the Sutro Baths Ruins, Seal Rocks, and the Pacific Ocean.
Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast - Jul 25, 2020
(above) Louis' Restaurant, 1990s
902 Point Lobos Ave. [Louis Restaurant owner Jim Hontalas with his son Tom] In restaurant kitchen.
Sutro Heights, a San Francisco park high above the Pacific Ocean, was the personal estate of Adolph Sutro - a land of fake Greek statues, fake rocks, and maybe the real remains of Sutro himself. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Jan 23, 2015)
John Martini tells us of the vanished strip of saloons, taffy stands, and shooting galleries across from Sutro Heights, including the legendary presence of "Baby" Schmidt. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast May 5, 2018)