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Moruzzi at Mai Kai Dec 13th

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If you’ll be in Ft. Lauderdale on Thursday, Dec. 13th then come on by the Mai Kai.  Tropic Magazine is hosting my Classic Dining slide talk where I’ll also be signing books and carousing ’til late.  Plus there’s an Extended … Continue reading

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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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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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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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