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August 16, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elizabeth Teeter Burns, who headed the Bob Burns Restaurants she and her late husband founded and went on to become the first woman president of the California Restaurant Assn., has died. She was 84. Burns died Tuesday in Santa Monica. A Los Angeles native, Burns helped her husband create their first Scottish-decor Bob Burns Restaurant in 1967--the only restaurant originally located in Newport Beach's tony new Fashion Island shopping center.
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August 16, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elizabeth Teeter Burns, who headed the Bob Burns Restaurants she and her late husband founded and went on to become the first woman president of the California Restaurant Assn., has died. She was 84. Burns died Tuesday in Santa Monica. A Los Angeles native, Burns helped her husband create their first Scottish-decor Bob Burns Restaurant in 1967--the only restaurant originally located in Newport Beach's tony new Fashion Island shopping center.
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BUSINESS
July 17, 1998 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bob Burns Restaurant, where many a customer has sipped martinis near the piano bar before heading into the dimly lit dining room for dinner, will close following a New Year's Eve celebration after 31 years at Fashion Island. The restaurant, an original tenant at the tony Newport Beach shopping center, is closing because Fashion Island has opted to feature retail stores at the location when the restaurant's lease expires.
BUSINESS
July 17, 1998 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bob Burns Restaurant, where many a customer has sipped martinis near the piano bar before heading into the dimly lit dining room for dinner, will close following a New Year's Eve celebration after 31 years at Fashion Island. The restaurant, an original tenant at the tony Newport Beach shopping center, is closing because Fashion Island has opted to feature retail stores at the location when the restaurant's lease expires.
NEWS
August 26, 1993 | MAX JACOBSON, Max Jacobson is a free-lance writer who reviews restaurants weekly for The Times Orange County Edition.
Bob Burns Restaurant hits nearly all of the right notes, and so what if we've heard the song so many times before. The Fashion Island Newport Beach location, one of three (the others are on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica and in the Warner Center, Woodland Hills), remains under the guidance of Beth Burns, daughter of the eponymous Bob. The original restaurant stood at the corner of Laurel Canyon and Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood.
NEWS
March 12, 1995 | HILLARY JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bob Burns Restaurant in Santa Monica has been around forever, at least as far as Bonnie Burns is concerned. She practically grew up in the restaurant opened by her parents 37 years ago. "We kids got paid a quarter to clean the silver service trays. We bused tables, the waitresses would hire us to fold napkins. We thought we were having a great time."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 1990 | COLMAN ANDREWS
What becomes of old-fashioned restaurants when the years--and their former customers--start passing them by? Some simply slip out of business, giving up the ghost more or less gracefully, as have Scandia, the Cock n' Bull, Carl Andersen's Chatham and the Tail o' the Cock in recent years. Others just keep limping along somehow, probably losing money, probably blaming restaurant critics and a fickle public and almost everybody but themselves.
MAGAZINE
July 1, 1990
Brentwood Bar and Grille on San Vicente Boulevard is a knockout. Try their grilled chicken breasts with linguini and radicchio for lunch and their lamb chops for dinner. When we don't want to splurge, we go to Bob Burns Restaurant in Santa Monica. Try sharing their bouillabaisse for dinner, or else order their swordfish and start with the Caesar salad. ALAN J. PHILLIPS Santa Monica
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1998
James Andrew Willett, 77, a restaurant manager and wine expert, has died in Orange of cardiac complications connected to Alzheimer's disease. Willett, born in Pennsylvania and reared in a Troy, N.Y., orphanage, attended La Salle Military Institute and served in Normandy during World War II. After working in New York's textile industry, he moved to Southern California in 1960.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 1994 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Singer Stephanie Haynes has taken matters into her own hands. Her three previous recordings, including the critically praised 1989 release, "Here's That Rainy Day" with pianist Cedar Walton on the Trend/Discovery label, were all for someone else's label. But her latest, "Two on a Swing," is all her own. "I pretty much know what the situation is today with the recording companies--both the majors and the independents," she explains, over the phone from her home in San Juan Capistrano.
NEWS
March 12, 1995 | HILLARY JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bob Burns Restaurant in Santa Monica has been around forever, at least as far as Bonnie Burns is concerned. She practically grew up in the restaurant opened by her parents 37 years ago. "We kids got paid a quarter to clean the silver service trays. We bused tables, the waitresses would hire us to fold napkins. We thought we were having a great time."
NEWS
August 26, 1993 | MAX JACOBSON, Max Jacobson is a free-lance writer who reviews restaurants weekly for The Times Orange County Edition.
Bob Burns Restaurant hits nearly all of the right notes, and so what if we've heard the song so many times before. The Fashion Island Newport Beach location, one of three (the others are on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica and in the Warner Center, Woodland Hills), remains under the guidance of Beth Burns, daughter of the eponymous Bob. The original restaurant stood at the corner of Laurel Canyon and Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 1990 | COLMAN ANDREWS
What becomes of old-fashioned restaurants when the years--and their former customers--start passing them by? Some simply slip out of business, giving up the ghost more or less gracefully, as have Scandia, the Cock n' Bull, Carl Andersen's Chatham and the Tail o' the Cock in recent years. Others just keep limping along somehow, probably losing money, probably blaming restaurant critics and a fickle public and almost everybody but themselves.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 1990 | MICHAEL ARKUSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are men of song--Jimmy Keigher and Donnie MacDonald, two musical imports who, each Tuesday night, turn Woodland Hills into the British Isles. They are Men of Worth. Named after a 1970s folk song about laborers who toiled on the oil rigs off the Scottish coast, the duo performs weekly at Bob Burns Restaurant, mixing soft, melodic ballads with joyful, fast-paced tunes. They've played the Tuesday gig since 1986, and on the eve of St.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 1998
The Irish Rovers offer their unique brand of blarney at 8 tonight at Glendale's Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. The Rovers have been touring for 34 years. Their hits include "The Unicorn" and "Wasn't That a Party?" (800) 233-3123. $25-$35. * The Celtic Arts Center will have its regular Monday night meeting at the Raven Playhouse, 5233 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. As usual, there'll be music and dancing and probably a mention of St. Patrick's Day, which falls on the very next day.
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