Monday, January 11, 2021

The Tam O'Shanter

Here is another restaurant that was popular with Walt Disney and his artists, the Tam O'Shanter in Los Feliz, a short drive from the Disney Studios. The restaurant opened in the early 1920 and still operates today. These days only for food delivery and pick up until indoor dining will be possible again.

I love the sketch above showing Kimball and Disney dining at the Tam. Probably drawn by Walt Kelly.

Over the years I've had many terrific dinners there with Marc and Alice Davis (who's residence is very close by), Frank and Ollie, members of the Disney family and others. It is a very special place. 



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  2. On a different note, gotta love that architecture... And that sketch of Walt and Ward :D the atmosphere in this restaurant seems very intimate and welcoming

  3. I love the Tam! Been a few times with Alice Davis.

  4. Hey Andreas, I got an idea. If Disney did their "Fantasia Around the World" concept, what if they did Malcolm Arnold's "Tam O'Shanter Overture" where the title character is a caricature of Walt Disney and his eating/drinking buddies are the Nine Old Men.

    The Tam O'Shanter is based on the Robert Burns poem of the same name so I thought it would be really cool to do a Fantasia segment that had a tone similar to "Ichabod and Mr. Toad": scary yet funny at the same time.

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