Directory of Classic American Restaurants

There are over 200 restaurants included in the directory at the end of “Classic Dining.” They cover the gamut from continental-style fine dining and historic ethnic restaurants, to old fashioned steakhouses and seafood emporia.  However, there are obviously many more that aren’t listed which you, the reader, might know and love.  So, after buying the book and reviewing the directory, if you don’t find your favorite(s) please add them below so that they will appear in the next edition of “Classic Dining.”  Include a URL if possible.

Cheers!

First two pages of the Classic Dining directory

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About Peter Moruzzi

Historian Peter Moruzzi is passionate about the middle decades of the 20th century: its nightlife, classic dining, and architecture. Born in Concord, Massachusetts and raised in Hawaii, Moruzzi graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and later attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. In 1999, he founded the Palm Springs Modern Committee (PS ModCom) an architectural preservation group. In 2006, Moruzzi produced "Desert Holiday," a jaunty documentary chronicling the history of the Coachella Valley as seen through vintage postcards. He is also the author of "Havana Before Castro: When Cuba Was a Tropical Playground" and "Palm Springs Holiday: A Vintage Tour From Palm Springs to the Salton Sea." Moruzzi's latest book is titled "Classic Dining: Discovering America's Finest Mid-Century Restaurants" with photography by Sven A. Kirsten. Peter Moruzzi resides with his partner in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles and in Palm Springs.
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