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