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Hugo's West Hollywood patrons may recognize Phil Gittelman

Hugo's West Hollywood patrons may recognize Phil Gittelman

In the restaurant world, being called "a regular" is a badge of honor. Phil Gittelman has been eating at Hugo's in West Hollywood almost every day for 32 years. He is so fond of the restaurant, which opened in 1980, that he is more than a customer; he's become a living time capsule for the place, a faithful repository of its stories, characters and food. The 75-year-old L.A. native lives half a block away from the restaurant, which is at Santa Monica Boulevard and Kings Road. The staff has affectionately dubbed him "Mr. G," and the owners have given him an honorary key to the front door. He has seen celebrities including David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and Paul...

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