Top Hat Burger Palace, Ventura, California.




Plan to Move Top Hat Gets Council OK
By Kevin Clerici
Ventura County Star; December 20, 2005
The Ventura City Council embraced a relocation plan Monday that sets the table for moving the Top Hat Burger Palace, a World War II-era hamburger stand in downtown, a couple of blocks rather than see it dismantled.  
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Food Fight
Iconic Top Hat Burger Palace in battle for its life
by Lisa McKinnon
Ventura County Star; October 16, 2005
It's just a chili cheese dog, a simple dish of indeterminate pedigree. So why are Venturans having such a hard time letting go? Read more


Temptest in a Chili Pot
by Lisa McKinnon
Ventura County Star; October 16, 2005
The future of the Top Hat Burger Palace in downtown Ventura may raise complicated issues. But the fare, represented by the dishes described here, couldn't be more simple - or more conducive to creating a spike in your cholesterol count.  Read more


Building Memories
by Lisa McKinnon
Ventura County Star; October 16, 2005
Look at 299 E. Main St. in downtown Ventura today and you'll see a parking lot and the Top Hat Burger Palace. Visit the half-acre space in the future, and you may find a four-story building with shops on the bottom and more than 30 residences on top. But what came before? Here's a look back at the site's recorded history. Read more


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