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Celebrating 50 years at Dan Tana's with 47-year bartender Michael Gotovac
Celebrating 50 years at Dan Tana's with 47-year bartender Michael Gotovac

If you've stopped into Dan Tana's, the red-sauce Italian restaurant on Santa Monica Boulevard, anytime in the past 47 years, chances are head bartender Michael Gotovac has served you a drink. He's the man in the red jacket with the neatly trimmed mustache and a Croatian accent.   On Wednesday, the restaurant celebrates its 50th anniversary, and the 70-year-old Gotovac has stood behind its bar for most of his life. Over the decades, George Clooney has used the restaurant to throw a private post-Oscar bash, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton made Dan Tana's a popular dinner spot, and the staff watched Drew Barrymore grow from a baby to punk teen to...

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