Cabo Cantina Space Spent Previous Life as Cool Hippie Hangout

<i>The Source</i>
The Source Photo: The Source Documnetary

Life isn’t fair, Los Angeles. The seventies turned 8301 W. Sunset Boulevard into a trend-setting, vegetarian restaurant called The Source, an apparent orgy of acid-dropping, free love, hippie cults, God complexes, and Hollywood celebrity and folk music canoodling, where scenes from Annie Hall were shot and the owner once bagged Greta Garbo. The nineties, on the other hand? Oh yeah, that decade just turned it into Cabo Cantina. Sorry!

In any case, relive the surviving memories in a new documentary named after the restaurant, that The Hollywood Reporter just caught at SXSW. The film follows the address from an early advocate of grass-fed beef to a forerunner of Cafe Gratitude that was eventually skewered on <>i>SNL. Will a film someday be made celebrating the epic activities of Cabo Cantina? We won’t even answer that. [THR]