Mo's Restaurant in Burbank, CA opened its doors in 1995. Famous for its burger bar and champagne brunch, I've been the house magician there since 1997. Friday nights and Sunday brunch were my nights for performing.
Strolling close-up magic is the term normally used for the type of magic I performed. After people would place their orders and before they got their meal, I'd stop by and entertain the patrons for a few minutes.
Throughout the the years I've developed friendships with patrons and staff. I've watched children grow up into adults and bring their own children to see me perform. Some customers would come by week after week to see a new routine I had been working on, or they would bring their friends to witness the close-up miracles they had experienced.
Many customers have hired me to be the featured entertainment at a wide variety of private social events such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, bar mitzvahs, and holiday celebrations to large corporate events such as trade shows, awards banquets, sales meetings, and wrap parties.
Warner Brothers, Disney, and NBC studios are all within walking distance of the restaurant, and I've provided corporate entertainment at various events for all three companies.
For the past 18 years, Mo's has been my home. Throughout my trials and tribulations as a full-time professional magician, I knew I could go home and share my passion of magic with the patrons.
This past Sunday, Mo's closed it's doors for the very last time. It's the end of an era.
But like the Phoenix, the legendary bird that rises from the ashes, there is a new restaurant opening its doors in the same location.
The Continental has its grand opening this Wed. Feb. 25, 2015, and I'm happy to say I'll be back performing my special brand of table side magic every Friday night from 7 to 9 P.M. and Sunday brunch from 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. If I'm lucky, maybe I'll last another 18 years.
The Continental is located at 4301 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91505. It has a swanky vibe to it, and the food and service is sure to outclass it's predecessor. If you're in the area, stop by, check it out, and be sure to ask for the house magician (me) to visit your table.