Larkin Stallings, owner of the Ritz Cafe in Oak Bluffs, opened his first club in 1976. It was called My Oh My, and sat at the intersection of Homer avenue and High street in Palo Alto, Calif.


It starts quietly. A few flannel-clad regulars sitting at the bar, sipping on whatever suits their fancy, which, despite it being called the Ritz, is never fancy.