Sunday, March 15, 2009

Santa Ana, Howe Waffle House, Sam's, etc.

Today's image is a postcard from the collection of Doug McIntosh. It was postmarked June 22, 1916. It's one of those generic cards with the city's name stamped on it after the fact. Today, even the Chamber of Commerce wouldn't call Santa Ana an "earthly paradise" or a "fairyland of rare delight."
The Orange County Historical Commission will dedicate their 51st historic site plaque at the Dr. Willella Howe Waffle House & Medical Museum, 120 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, on March 28, at 10am. If you plan to attend, please RSVP before March 20 to (714) 973-6655. You can read more about the house and this event on the Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society's website.
The former Sam's Seafood (briefly renamed "Kona") will officially become the first Don the Beachcomber restaurant on the mainland in almost thirty years as of Monday, March 16th. Stop by for a celebratory Mai Tai (using their original 1930s recipe).

1 comment:

James said...

Sam's Seafood was my family's special occasion restaurant in the 1970's. I used to like their French onion soup, but most of all I liked the decor and the paper drink umbrellas. I was way to young for mai tais though. I think my mom used to order sand dabs for my brother and me most of the times.

Thanks for the memories!