Client at window of Top Hat Burgers

New Top Hat retains down-home appeal

Beloved Ventura burger joint survives move
with down-home appeal intact
By Rita Moran
Ventura County Star, February 23, 2012

Top Hat Burger Palace withstood the weathering of time for almost half a century at the corner of Main and Palm streets in downtown Ventura. When owners of the property decided to sell the land and not renew the restaurant's lease, Top Hat finally closed in February 2010,

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In Good Taste

New place with familiar tastes — rebirth of the Top Hat
By D.K. Crawford
VC Reporter, February 02, 2012

It seems every town in America has its own “signature” burger. It must have a distinct, consistent flavor and usually comes from a drive-in, shanty, diner, pool hall or other colorful location that has been there seemingly forever. That flavor and location (both full of nostalgia) are so interwoven into the tapestry of a town, one can hardly imagine when it didn’t exist.For Ventura, Top Hat Burger Palace was one of those quintessential spots,

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