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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.
Tagged 1950s, 1960s, Antoine's Restaurant, classic dining, classic restaurants, cocktails, continental style, Dal Rae, Dresden Room, Fine Dining, historic restaurants, mid-century, restaurant, restaurants
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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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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
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
Tagged Chasen's, classic dining, continental style fine dining, Dal Rae, Dresden Room, Fine Dining, historic restaurants, KPCC, Larry Mantle, los angeles restaurants, Musso and Frank, Perino's, Smokehouse
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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
Tagged continental style, Dal Rae, Dresden Room, Fine Dining, LA Weekly, Lawry's, Mad Men, Musso & Frank, Smoke House, Taix, Tam O'Shanter, Taylor's, Top 10 restaurants
By clicking on “Classic Dining Map of America” in my blog’s main menu (above) you will be directed to a Google map containing over 200 classic restaurants found in the appendix of my new book “Classic Dining: Discovering America’s Finest … Continue reading
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I am excited to announce that my new book “Classic Dining: Discovering America’s Finest Mid-Century Restaurants” will be available November 1st! Click on the images for full-size blowups – New photography by Sven A. Kirsten Journey to America’s finest … Continue reading
Tagged Antoine's, Chicago, classic restaurants, continental, continental style, Dal Rae, Dallas, Del Bar, directory, Dome of the Sea, Dresden Room, Fine Dining, Fort Lauderdale, Forum of the Twelve Caesars, Four Seasons, Golden Steer, Grand Central Oyster Bar, historic restaurants, La Fonda del Sol, Las Vegas, Lawry's, Los Angeles, Mai Kai, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Pump Room, restaurants, steak houses, steakhouses, Town and Country
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In June of last year I posted about The Magic of Tableside Caesar Salad at the Dal Rae. In it I waxed poetic about my love of a great Caesar and how the Dal Rae in Pico Rivera was my favorite haunt … Continue reading
Tagged Avenida Revolucion, Book of Tiki, Caesar Cardini, caesar salad, Caesar's Restaurant, continental style, Dal Rae, Fine Dining, foodies, gourmet, Javier Plascencia, Naomi Alper, Polynesian Pop, Romaine lettuce, Sven Kirsten, Tijuana, tiki
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The beauty of witnessing the preparation of a Caesar Salad tableside by a master with all of the ingredients presented on a specially designed cart is without equal. Lorin Smith, co-owner of the fabulous Dal Rae restaurant in Pico Rivera, California … Continue reading
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The Ken Kimes chain of Tropics Motor Hotels included an outpost in Palm Springs that opened circa 1964. Scattered amidst the lushly landscaped property were tikis of various sizes that punctuated the tropical theme. Kimes leased the hotel’s food and … Continue reading
Tagged cocktails, Fine Dining, Ken Kimes, mid-century, Motels, Motor Hotel, Palm Springs, Sambo's, tiki, Tim Putz, Tropics, urban archeology, Witco