Tag Archives: Fine Dining

Home of Original Caesar Salad Reopens in Tijuana

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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

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The Magic of Tableside Caesar Salad at the Dal Rae

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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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Palm Springs’ Congo Room & Cellar at the Tropics Motor Hotel

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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

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Grand Central Oyster Bar Video

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For my upcoming book on American nightlife I’m including examples of some of the best continental style fine dining restaurants remaining in these United States.  Mr. Sven A. Kirsten (of Book of Tiki fame) is my brilliant photographer and together … Continue reading

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Dome of the Sea restaurant at the Las Vegas Dunes

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There have been many outrageously themed motels, hotels and restaurants constructed in Las Vegas these past 75 years but few have been as over-the-top fabulous as the Dome of the Sea.  Of everything ever to appear on the strip it … Continue reading

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Dallas’ Town and Country Restaurant

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After World War II the famous Dallas restaurateur Nick DeGeorge opened his Town & Country restaurant up the street from his earlier Italian place called DeGeorge’s.  Nick was so proud of his fancy new digs that he wrote the “Story … Continue reading

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