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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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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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Celebrating Lawry’s 75th Anniversary

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Lawry’s The Prime Rib opened on June 15, 1938 at the foot of what would come to be called Restaurant Row.  Last week, the restaurant celebrated its 75th anniversary with some amazing events. On Tuesday, the company honored its loyal … 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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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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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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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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