SEA GULL

The Sea Gull Restaurant was a popular hangout in Mendocino during the 1970s and 80s.  Lots of things happened there, good and bad. I knew sooner or later this would all be converted to words. On this page you will find stories, experiences, and reflections on my time at the Sea Gull. Pictures, articles, art, and more will be posted as they become available.  If you were an employee or customer during that time and have pictures or experiences you want to share, send them to me at dhj@thinkinthemorning.com. Don’t expect this to be a foodie site. I might from time to time venture into the joys of mezcal or review a favorite restaurant or offer up a recipe that I’ve found tasty, but my primary purpose is to document some of the happenings at the Sea Gull during the 70s and 80s for those who care.

Sea Gull Recipe Series – Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sea Gull Recipe Series – Sour Cream Coffee Cake

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Sheldon retired into the back after setting up the dining room, as always, to Dire Straits Sultans of Swing.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il8ZC3O64AU   The coffee shop was quickly...

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About The Sea Gull: Once Upon A Redwood by Maria Goodwin

About The Sea Gull: Once Upon A Redwood by Maria Goodwin

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]     The Sea Gull Restaurant and Cellar Bar became part of many stories over the years, sometimes a short part, sometimes a long part.  In About the Sea Gull we are collecting these stories and putting...

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The Mendocino Gong Show at the Sea Gull Cellar Bar 10-20-1982

The Mendocino Gong Show at the Sea Gull Cellar Bar 10-20-1982

This is a bonus post, a live recording of The Mendocino Gong Show at the Sea Gull Cellar Bar recorded 10-20-1982. The Gong Show was a one-night only extravaganza at the upstairs Cellar Bar.  We packed the house so we opened the dining room and the downstairs cellar...

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It’s The Pie, Stupid

It’s The Pie, Stupid

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   So many people visited the Sea Gull Restaurant all those years ago.  I don’t regret moving on with my life but I do miss the friends and the people I worked with and … the pies.  When I entered into...

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Napkin Art Gallery Complete For Now

Napkin Art Gallery Complete For Now

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]     Think in the Morning Napkin Art Gallery is complete for now. Nearly 1500 napkins have been posted in the gallery. Twenty-three artists are identified by name. The remaining napkins are signed with...

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NEW – Napkin Art Gallery

NEW – Napkin Art Gallery

[Click on BLUE links for sources and more information] The Think in the Morning website has established a NEW LINK - NAPKINS where we will be posting and storing all the napkin art we can obtain (to date about 1500 pieces) organized by artist.  If you go to the link,...

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Short Fiction: The Genesis of The Rabbit

Short Fiction: The Genesis of The Rabbit

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   At first I was just a few random lines on a white background, a doodle actually.  Not really random, no.  I could sense two eyes looking down.  I could feel the tug of the pen.  Something, I had no idea...

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Napkin Art Channels Drupi’s Vado Via

Napkin Art Channels Drupi’s Vado Via

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   An ongoing project for Think in the Morning is going through our digital collection of napkin art from the 70s and 80s and formatting the napkins for use on our site.  [Search our site for "napkin art" or...

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Was It Really That Wild?

Was It Really That Wild?

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   After getting you to give us a freebie glass of wine, napkin art picked up.. a few months later I got the Art Center to give us a room for a cartooning seminar, I got an easel with a large drawing...

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The Kelley House–The Sea Gull–Mendocino History

The Kelley House–The Sea Gull–Mendocino History

  [Click on BLUE link for sources and more information]   The Kelley House is a tremendous local resource for Mendocino.  The amount of information and the services provided by the Kelley House are quite extensive.  A simple search using the search tool on...

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Remembering Big Al

Remembering Big Al

  [Click on BLUE links for sources or more information]   IMPORTANT NOTE:  To honor Al, the Community Center of Mendocino is hosting a "Celebration Of Big Al's Life" Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 12:00 to 3:00pm. Please join us, bring your stories, music and...

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The Sea Gull As Art

The Sea Gull As Art

[Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   “qualia” : the internal and subjective component of sense perceptions, arising from stimulation of the senses by phenomena     There is geometry at play in life, not just in art― we call it symmetry....

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