This weekend on Good Food, independent producer Gideon Brower bids farewell to Bahooka Family Restaurant in Rosemead. The tiki-themed restaurant will close its doors forever after service this Sunday, March 10th. Looking at the photos below, it’s no surprise that Bahooka was a cult favorite for decades. As Los Angeles Magazine’s Chris Nichols points out, “It’s so psychedelic that it makes complete sense that they filmed Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas there.”

Listen to Gideon’s piece, and check out some of his pictures below…

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gideonGideon Brower is a writer who sometimes fills in as a producer on To
The Point and Which Way, L.A.? His first piece for KCRW’s IPP was
about his longtime Santa Monica neighbor, crime boss Whitey Bulger.