Love family archives

Love's Pagan Den was a gourmet Filipino restaurant run by Ben Love (chef) and Art Love (chef and waiter) from 1969 2 until 1987. Ben's wife Lee was the hostess and bartender.

It first opened in 1969 at 383 - 9th Street then soon moved to a Victorian at 760 East 8th Street. 1 According to Ben and Lee's son, the restaurant was moved and expanded as Mr. Lumpia X on Harrison St. in the 1990s before closing permanently. The Love family now runs the Wild Ginger Inn in Hawai'i.

Links and References

  1. Filipinos in the East Bay by By Evelyn Luluguisen, Lillian Galedo, Arcadia Publishing
  2. Man Alive by Bill Fiset Oakland Tribune August 1, 1969