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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
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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
Tagged Book of Tiki, Fine Dining, grand central station, Grand Central Terminal, Guastavino Tiles, Los Angeles, mid-century, New York City, NewYork, oyster bar, Seafood, seafood restaurant, United States