Musical Discovery: Grimes

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About a year ago I downloaded the song “Vanessa” by the Canadian artist Grimes after hearing it on KCRW’s Chocolate City one night.  I didn’t think much about it until a few weeks ago when my friend Daniel Paul mentioned that … Continue reading

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Lord Fletcher’s: Rancho Mirage Classic Dining Discovery

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Here’s another recent unexpected find, a superb classic dining restaurant located in Rancho Mirage just outside of Palm Springs, Lord Fletcher’s Inn!  While updating my classic dining slide show I decided to check out an establishment that I’d driven past … 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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KPCC Site Celebrates Classic Dining & Replays Radio Show

I think you’ll like how KPCC’s AirTalk website celebrates Los Angeles area classic restaurants with photos, information and map.  And the comments from 42 listeners/viewers are fun to read. Plus, you can listen to a 16-minute rebroadcast of my conversation with … Continue reading

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Honoring Architect Oscar Niemeyer

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In 2000, I visited architect Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) at his studio in Rio de Janeiro.  He was 93 when I took this photo.  His love of curves and the sculptural quality of his designs made Niemeyer my favorite architect; meeting him was … Continue reading

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Moruzzi at Mai Kai Dec 13th

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If you’ll be in Ft. Lauderdale on Thursday, Dec. 13th then come on by the Mai Kai.  Tropic Magazine is hosting my Classic Dining slide talk where I’ll also be signing books and carousing ’til late.  Plus there’s an Extended … Continue reading

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Q & A with Peter Moruzzi at LA Weekly

Here are my candid answers to questions regarding the disappearance of classic restaurants, contemporary dining trends, New Orleans, Googie, and the quirkiness of Taix.  It was a recorded conversation so I can’t complain that I was misquoted.  Check it out at:  … Continue reading

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