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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-06-30 3:52 pm   Permalink

Order placed so hurry it up!!! Wendy and Dan

 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2012-07-01 04:54 am   Permalink


sven i can't bow down and worship the ground you walk on fast enough !!

I always thought a book on old supper clubs would be interesting. glad someone has done it...... although I am curious to see which chicago area establishments are still thriving considering chicago had tons of these places back in the day but I have yet to find any that still remain open, much less thriving, inside the city limits. we shall see.....


 
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2012-07-01 07:11 am   Permalink

Looks like another homerun, Sven!

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2012-07-01 2:04 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-07-01 04:54, Tipsy McStagger wrote:

sven i can't bow down and worship the ground you walk on fast enough !!

I always thought a book on old supper clubs would be interesting. glad someone has done it...... although I am curious to see which chicago area establishments are still thriving considering chicago had tons of these places back in the day but I have yet to find any that still remain open, much less thriving, inside the city limits. we shall see.....



Oh well thanks, Dave - but this IS Pete's book...

And you said it: Pete and I were shocked to find that the venerable hub of 20th Century history that Chicago is - had NO authentic supper clubs left! We had to go to the Del Bar in the Wisconsin Dells:



Its architect James Dresser studied under Frank Lloyd Wright:



John-O, L.A. was easier: We did the Dal Rae, Lawry's, and the Dresden dining room.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2012-07-01 9:36 pm   Permalink

Some more info and images:

http://petermoruzzi.com/2012/07/01/moruzzis-new-classic-dining-book-available-for-pre-order/

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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2012-07-02 05:02 am   Permalink


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Oh well thanks, Dave - but this IS Pete's book...

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I know.

wisconsin still has a few places left, like the hobknob for example..... unfortunately in chicago, places like The Flame, which closed this year, the pump room and the famous Sabre room which also closed recently and disappearing fast.


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2012-07-02 09:20 am   Permalink

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On 2012-07-01 14:04, bigbrotiki wrote:
John-O, L.A. was easier: We did the Dal Rae, Lawry's, and the Dresden dining room.


3 in LA, cool !! Especially Dal Rae, that's a sleeper of a choice.

Interesting however for the omission of Musso & Frank. I'm assuming its 1919 lineage pre-dates the mid-century genre the book is targeted at (Same goes for Tam O-Shanter and Pacific Dining Car). Also I'm sure the current state of the food and service is as much as a factor as the aesthetics. Places like the Prince (ex-Windsor), HMS Bounty (ex-Dales Secret Harbor), Billingsley's, etc. might have been much more formal back in the day but not anymore.

Smokehouse and Taix (1962 location) however must have missed the cut by inches. I'm obsessed with this type of stuff. Ha, ha.


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2012-07-02 11:22 am   Permalink

Sven - Glad to hear that Pete's book got published after-all! Just went to the Dresden Room before the B-52s concert at the Greek this weekend, can't wait to get the book and start a restaurant "bucket list".

DC


 
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BronzeTiki
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Posted: 2012-07-03 03:53 am   Permalink

Cool!! I pre-ordered mine.

 
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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2012-07-03 11:18 am   Permalink

How much of this book will be tiki?

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tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2012-09-30 9:28 pm   Permalink



You and your friends are invited to Pete Moruzzi's Book Launch / Slide Talk for "Classic Dining: Discovering America's Finest Mid-Century Restaurants" When: Saturday, November 10th. 7 - 9pm Where: Wacko. 4633 Hollywood Boulevard (323) 663-0122 And it's Free! There will be exciting hors d'oeuvres and mesmerizing cocktails provided by several of the book's classic restaurants!

petermoruzzi.com/2012/09/30/moruzzis-classic-dining-book-launch-nov-10th/


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Luki
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Joined: Mar 01, 2003
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From: Chicago area
Posted: 2012-10-01 05:58 am   Permalink

Sven this looks really, really cool. Thanks to you and Peter for combining two of my passions in one book: Mid-century architecture and FOOD!

Sad about James Dresser passing away...he designed a lot of great homes in the Chicago area. I have a website on mid-century modern residential architecture here in Illinois and I would love to have interviewed him about a few homes in particular.

Luki

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quickiki
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Posted: 2012-10-01 09:31 am   Permalink

Looks intriguing, Sven. I'm a big fan of mid-century restaurants and diners, largely out of my interests in cooking and in collecting menus and other related dining ephemera. The teaser to the book looks fantastic and I can't wait to see it in person. One of my favorite vintage cookbooks/coffee table books is "Better Homes And Gardens Famous Foods From Famous Places", which is a snapshot of restaurants from the late fifties to early sixties. It blends eyecandy with recipes, some of which you would never see on a menu these days. It's nice to see some of these places are still kicking around and equally nice to see you guys document them before they disappear.

 
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Luki
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From: Chicago area
Posted: 2012-10-01 5:57 pm   Permalink

By the way, Sven, what would a place have to have to meet the criteria of "supper club" for the book? Everybody seems to have a little bit of a different take on it.

It's not old school, but people in Chicago talk about The Bedford as a supper club. Here's a peek at their VIP vault room:

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/02/chicago-supper-club-reclaims-1920s-bank-with-vault-room/

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Luki
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Posted: 2012-10-05 5:28 pm   Permalink

Amazong just sent me an e-mail saying my copy of the book has shipped, woot!

 
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