Category Archives: mid-century

Book Launch / Slide Talk for Pete Moruzzi’s “Greetings from Las Vegas” at Wacko September 7th 

On Saturday, September 7th at 6pm I will be giving a rollicking slide talk of historical highlights and sign books at Soap Plant – Wacko, 4633 Hollywood Blvd.  “Greetings from Las Vegas” features over 300 vintage photographs and postcards that tell the story of … Continue reading

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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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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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Celebration of Vegas El Cortez Hotel/Casino on National Register of Historic Places

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A fabulous celebration occurred Thursday, May 9th in front of the El Cortez Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  It was in honor of the property’s listing in the National Register of Historic Places for its role in the development … 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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