Nationwide Map of Classic Restaurants Now on Google Maps

By clicking on “Classic Dining Map of America” in my blog’s main menu (above) you will be directed to a Google map containing over 200 classic restaurants found in the appendix of my new book “Classic Dining: Discovering America’s Finest Mid-Century Restaurants.”  It is perhaps the most comprehensive nationwide guide to traditional high-end and historic dining yet compiled.  It was a herculean task (thanks especially to restaurant historian Chris Nichols).  Take a look.


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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One Response to Nationwide Map of Classic Restaurants Now on Google Maps

  1. Sven Kirsten says:

    Wow, guys, what a great resource. Perfect for the business (or pleasure) traveler who feels the need to immerse in classic Americana in unknown territory.


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