Friday, May 24, 2013

El Coyote


Robert and Toby Hendrickson with Deb. Yes, we sat in "Sharon's booth".

ColScott, Matt, Heineken & Margarita

ColScott & Mrs. Matt

Jiri & Mrs. Matt
Stacey, Jiri sends out a big HELLO!








30 comments:

Max Frost said...

The chicken enchilada with rice was quite good. The margaritas were very potent. The ice water was rather mediocre.

Max Frost said...

Oh! And the salsa ABSOLUTELY tastes like pizza/pasta sauce (I forgot who warned me about that).

orwhut said...
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Jiri said...

A good time had by all. I particularly missed Miss Stacey. I was hoping Jesus would make a return appearance and she could introduce me! Perhaps next year!

orwhut said...

Do the people at El Coyote call it Sharon's booth because it was her regular booth or because they now claim, she ate there on the night she was murdered?

Matt said...

The story is that they ate at that booth on August 9th. There are those (The Col, for instance) who believe it to be myth. One of the reasons is that none of them had Mexican food in their stomachs. My understanding though is that none of us have food in our stomachs at most two hours after eating. The murders were 4-6 hours later.

But, bad salsa and all it's a must stop when visiting the Manson sites.

CarolMR said...

The COL looks like Christopher Hitchens.

starship said...

No, the Col looks like a certain Jesuit educated dude from Long Island.

walkunafraid17 said...

I had always pictured the Col as resembling Hunter Thompson

walkunafraid17 said...

I had always pictured the Col as resembling Hunter Thompson

starship said...

Checking the autopsy reports, as to stomach contents I can only find that Jay had a fluid meal in his stomach and that Abigail had consumed a meal with corn and beans...certainly el coyote could fit this...

Nothing on Voy or Sharon

orwhut said...

Thanks Matt. I asked because, I read somewhere, possibly this blog, that none of the staff remembered Sharon's party being in that night.

Matt said...

Orwhut, even that doesn't surprise me. I used to own a bookstore. I closed it in 1997. People STILL bump into me in public and talk to me like I saw them yesterday. When that happens I know that they must have been good customers since they expect that I remember them.

El Coyote is a very busy restaurant (shitty salsa, though). Tables turn over quickly and it's quite noisy. I can easily understand how patrons can be forgotten quickly by the staff.

CarolMR said...

"No, the Col looks like a certain Jesuit educated dude from Long Island." - Starship

Is that a hint or is that who the COL really is?

orwhut said...

There seems to have been evidence of an El Coyote reservation that may or may not have been used by Sharon's group. I haven't come across the detailed story lately, though.

St. Circumstance said...

More great pics!!

Drinks with Hendrickson and the Col at one of the legendary locales...

Does it get any better than that??

Very pretty group of ladies- my compliments all around!

The idea of sitting in that restaurant with these people talking about this case is really a dream for a lot of us in this community and I am so psyched for those of you who got to experience it...

:)

Matt said...

Quote of the evening:

Mrs. Matt (to ColScott): I heard you don't drink...

ColScott: You heard wrong!


Panamint Patty said...

That was Patty...LOL. Then he downed half of Liz' margarita while she was not looking.

MrsMatt said...

I don't want to ruin his reputation or anything, but The Col is a great guy - kind, generous, knowledgeable and funny.

I know he's jammed for time right now, but he took a ton of pictures. Hopefully, he'll post a few before we all grow old!

Max Frost said...

Remember this was 44 years ago. I can't see the place being as crazy then as it is now. Also I think there was a waitress that remembered them being there and where they sat.

Cybot said...

How could we contact Sandra Good?

Heidi S said...

Wow I would've been scared to hang with Col Scott, he seems so intense on this blog! I would have been waiting for him to lay into me. He much be nicer than he seems on here.
Salsa should NOT taste like pizza sauce! :)
Also, is it possible the techniques used to analyze stomach contents were really crappy back then? It seems like some of the older true crime stories I've read had some pretty antiquated forensics techniques.

toocrowdedinthishouse said...

Wow, the salsa at El Coyote sounds so wrong!
Looks like you are all having an excellent time, and thanks for letting us, through your shared photos, all live the trip vicariously.
Liz and Patty are hysterical, lapping at Rudy's bloodied hose squirt, too funny. Love that one.
How cool that the Col joined you. (Did you get to meet his supermodel wife, or was she off on a shoot?)

Panamint Patty said...

Hi Heidi and Crowded. Patty was scared to death to meet the Colonel but he was very gracious and attentive and made sure everyone had a good time. Posing with Rudy's hose was scarier than the Colonel.

And...the salsa IS just as bad as everyone says, but in Death Valley it would be some gourmet sh*t. Max Frost got the enchiladas suizas which is what Patty got in 2012. Hers were horrible, but Max seems to have liked his. Max was so cool to us. Thanks again, Max. You amaze.

DebS said...

Patty, Max ended up having the enchiladas with the red sauce. After Max got a withering explanation from the waiter about what Suiza sauce was and wasn't Max opted out. The conversation between the two of them was hysterical, they kept going in circles. Max never did get his sour cream either but I bet he got charged for it!

Max Frost said...

I'm not exactly sure what happened. It's quite possible I'll never know. I think I got the suiza but with red sauce. I know suiza is a sauce but I'm not sure if, with the way they plate it, it also implies a different style of enchilada?

It's the first time I've had a chicken enchilada where the chicken was outside of the tortilla (which was rolled with cheese inside and flattened).

Whatever it was, it was very good as well as the rice. I've only been to El Coyote once before (maybe twice) and my original impression was that the food was YUCK.

Thanks for the kind words Patty - you guys were a lot of fun.

lman28 said...

Matt said...
The story is that they ate at that booth on August 9th. There are those (The Col, for instance) who believe it to be myth. One of the reasons is that none of them had Mexican food in their stomachs. My understanding though is that none of us have food in our stomachs at most two hours after eating. The murders were 4-6 hours later.

If El Coyote claims that Sharon and co. ate there on August 9th, then they're quite full of it, as those at Cielo were all in an altogether other place by then.

Trilby said...

*whining again (incessantly) about soul-killing job that prevented me from Touring* ... What, no Cuervo Gold?!?!?!!!

eviliz said...

Max Frost said...
Oh! And the salsa ABSOLUTELY tastes like pizza/pasta sauce (I forgot who warned me about that).

Me.

Blogger toocrowdedinthishouse said...
Wow, the salsa at El Coyote sounds so wrong!

Liz and Patty are hysterical, lapping at Rudy's bloodied hose squirt, too funny. Love that one.


Oh the hose was hysterical. I am shocked the home owner did not come out. We were cackling hysterically in the driveway.

Stacey L. said...

I missed you guys too! Jiri I told Jesus to show up, but he was otherwise engaged.

I've eaten there 3 times and thought the food was bad. The last time I went(October) I got chicken tacos and they weren't bad. I don't think the food is all that bad, there are just way better Mexican restaurants in LA.