Category Archives: Classic Dining

A Eulogy for the Four Seasons Restaurant

A well written article from the NY Times.  However, I disagree with the conclusion that the new, relocated Four Seasons will be worth watching.  There will never be another Four Seasons. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/10/nyregion/four-seasons-lunch-spot-for-manhattans-prime-movers-moves-on.html?_r=0  

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Lawry’s Legendary Chairman Dies at 92

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

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Terrific List of 100 Classic Southern California Restaurants

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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.

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Most Iconic and Oldest Restaurants By State

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Thrillist put together what they consider to be the most iconic restaurant in every state and the oldest restaurant in every state.  Some of their selections are off the mark, but it’s interesting to see what they chose and why.

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Dal Rae Replaces Historic Neon for Ugly Backlit Plastic

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The recent replacement of the Dal Rae’s historic neon with backlit plastic – aside from being extremely ugly – is tragic and terribly misguided. Most likely the owners felt that it was too expensive to continue maintaining the original neon. … Continue reading

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LA Weekly presents Moruzzi’s 10 Favorite Classic Restaurants in L.A.

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Check out this cool article about my 10 favorite classic restaurants in L.A. written by L.J. Williamson in her L.A. Weekly blog: http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/2012/11/best_classic_restaurants_los_angeles.php 10 Best Classic Mid-Century Restaurants in L.A.: Pretend You’re in Mad Men

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Classic Menu Cover Artwork

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Designing a menu cover that defines a restaurant with a single graphic is exceptionally challenging.  When done right, the result is a work of art.  Here are some of my favorites that are featured in “Classic Dining.” If you click … Continue reading

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