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"Top Gun Bar" Burns Down in San Diego

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Heading down south a bit, Kansas City Barbeque, the San Diego restaurant where Goose belts out "Great Balls of Fire" at the piano in Top Gun, burned to the ground yesterday afternoon. A cook told firefighters the blaze flared up from inside the cooking pit and spread quickly through the interior, melting all the years of memorabilia along the way, including the jukebox that played "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin" in the final scene of the movie, the piano and other props. The restaurant totally capitalized on its fame, proudly called itself the "Top Gun Bar," and in its 24 years has been a big Navy hangout. It's "shrine" full of Navy baseball hats, signed bras, life preservers, license plates and other randomness is gone. Where's Maverick when you need him, huh?
· Kansas City Barbeque known as filming location for 'top Gun' [SOSD]

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