Tag Archives: Los Angeles

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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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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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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Livin’ It Up at the Colony Club

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“You might not realize this, but there was a time before television, before the Internet, before cell phones, and even before VCRs and DVDs.  Yes, once upon a time, when people wanted to be entertained, they went out.” So writes … Continue reading

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