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Because of the renewed interest in Cuba travel, it made sense to completely revamp my Havana Before Castro website. It includes chapter summaries, a downloadable sample chapter, and cool Then & Now photos. Take a look! People are using … Continue reading
Tagged architecture, bar, Batista, Beny More, capri, Casino, castro, cigar, conga, Cuba, daiquiri, Floridita, Havana, hilton, La Bodeguita del Medio, mambo, Mob, modern, mojito, nightclub, nightlife, restaurant, riviera, rum, rumba, tour
Richard N. Frank, son of original Lawry’s owner Lawrence Frank, died on Wednesday, May 20th in Pasadena. Los Angeles Magazine editor and historian Chris Nichols wrote this obituary. I wrote an extensive illustrated blog about Lawry’s 75th anniversary that is … Continue reading
Tagged Beverly Hills, classic dining, cocktails, historic restaurants, Lawry's, Los Angeles, restaurant row, Richlor's, steakhouse, Stears for Steaks, Tam O' Shanter
Two major victories in two days. New York City’s Landmarks Commission voted to deny requested alterations to the interior of the Four Seasons restaurant in Manhattan. The interior had been designated years ago, but the current owner nonetheless wanted to … Continue reading
This is my favorite mid-century restaurant interior in America. And it’s threatened with inappropriate alterations!
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Nikki Kreuzer has done the heavy lifting in compiling this list of 100 classic Southern California restaurants with roots as early as 1905. This is a tremendous effort and one worthy of praise.