Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Sambo's anyone?

Help us settle a debate. Amy in NY found the above postcard on ebay. She thinks it was the Sambo’s on Ming Ave by Zody’s. I don’t there was a Sambo’s there. The only Sambo’s I remember was on the corner of Oak & Palm. Crazy to think there ever was a restaurant named Sambo’s with a little black boy mascot. It’s good to see some things have changed.

What do y’all think?


  1. Anonymous1:23 PM

    Well, the buildng in that postcard sure looks like the building currently at Oak & Palm (La Mina), so I think you are right in this case. As usual.

  2. Anonymous1:27 PM

    I mean building, not buildng

  3. OK BakeTown, I did at least concede yesterday that the one in the postcard wasn't the one at Zodys since there wasn't a signal at that intersection (well spotted!) ... however, I do still think there was a Sambo's in the Zodys parking lot. I think there's a Baker's Square there now. Though not the same building. They tore down and rebuilt.

    1. Anonymous4:54 AM

      Yes, there was a Sambos in the Zody's parking lot (which was at the very location of Baker's Square), I ate there as a kid with my family many times. Also, I ate at the still existing Sambos in Santa Barbara (which I believe is the original) and from what it it looked like, the little black boy actually looked like a little dark kid from India with a pet bengal tiger.