Tuesday, November 18, 2008

R.I.P - Bob Henry 1920-2008

Bob Henry, I hardly knew ye. According to his obituary, Bob Henry grew up in New York and Rhode Island orphanages before heading West. Once he hit Los Angeles he became a bartender at Cock 'n' Bull and Scandia. It was Scandia's owner Ken Hansen that helped Henry design and open his own joint, Bob Henry's Round Table ('The House of Prime Rib') in the late 1950s. It was his years at Cock 'n' Bull where he learned the secret to Prime Rib perfection -- buy the best beef, age it yourself, layer it in an inch of rock salt and cook with tomatoes, celery and green peppers. Bob Henry's Round Table was at 2460 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA.