Monthly Archives: January 2011

Dome of the Sea restaurant at the Las Vegas Dunes

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There have been many outrageously themed motels, hotels and restaurants constructed in Las Vegas these past 75 years but few have been as over-the-top fabulous as the Dome of the Sea.  Of everything ever to appear on the strip it … Continue reading

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Oakland’s Zombie Village

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When I lived in Oakland, California in the 1980s I didn’t know that two of the most amazing Polynesian-themed restaurants were once located across from each other on Oakland’s San Pablo Avenue – Trader Vic’s and Zombie Village.  Both are … Continue reading

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Dallas’ Town and Country Restaurant

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After World War II the famous Dallas restaurateur Nick DeGeorge opened his Town & Country restaurant up the street from his earlier Italian place called DeGeorge’s.  Nick was so proud of his fancy new digs that he wrote the “Story … Continue reading

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Livin’ It Up at the Colony Club

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“You might not realize this, but there was a time before television, before the Internet, before cell phones, and even before VCRs and DVDs.  Yes, once upon a time, when people wanted to be entertained, they went out.” So writes … Continue reading

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