Category Archives: nightlife

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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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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Discovering Wisconsin’s Amazing Supper Clubs

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Wisconsin is famous for many things – Beer, schnitzels, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesen, cheese curds, the Green Bay Packers, the Dells, Friday fish frys, and supper clubs.  Of these it’s Wisconsin’s supper clubs that make me long for a leisurely … Continue reading

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Classic Restaurant Discovery in San Diego

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During a business trip to San Diego last week my friend Daniel Paul and I came upon this surprising find: The Old Trieste is a classic continental style fine dining restaurant located at 2335 Morena Boulevard near Mission Bay.  It … 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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