Here's a new Houdini location to visit when in San Fransisco. The Aladdin Studio Tiffin Room, once located at 363 Sutter Street, was a favorite restaurant for show biz types, including a familiar Handcuff King. Check out this advertisement from the March 21, 1923 San Francisco Chronicle.
According to a profile at Restaurant-ing through history:
The Aladdin employed African American women cooks and young women from San Francisco’s Asian community as servers. The decor had a Chinese theme with lanterns and dragons, but the cuisine was strictly American.
The restaurant was run by sisters Hattie and Minnie Mooser, who came to know Houdini well. They even amassed their own collection of Houdini memorabilia. The Aladdin Studio closed in 1929. In 1931 Hattie and Minnie opened a new establishment called the Aladdin Tavern on Van Ness Avenue.
Below is the approximate location of The Aladdin Studio Tiffin Room today. Where Houdini dined daily!