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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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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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Classic Dining: Discovering America’s Finest Mid-Century Restaurants

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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

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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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Oakland’s Zombie Village

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When I lived in Oakland, California in the 1980s I didn’t know that two of the most amazing Polynesian-themed restaurants were once located across from each other on Oakland’s San Pablo Avenue – Trader Vic’s and Zombie Village.  Both are … Continue reading

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