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|Posted: 2012-11-30 7:54 pm  Permalink|
Classic dining establishments that date back to the middle of the 20th century and are still thriving today are a rare find. South Florida is lucky to have one of the most grand and well-preserved in our midst: The Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale, est. 1956. A new book, which features the Polynesian palace on its cover, takes an in-depth look at these survivors of another era with vintage and new photos, inside information and authoritative stories.
"Classic Dining: Discovering America’s Finest Mid-Century Restaurants" by author and historian Peter Moruzzi is a lavishly illustrated hardcover book published on Nov. 1 by Gibbs Smith. It features many photos and additional stories from Sven A. Kirsten, author of "The Book of Tiki" and "Tiki Modern."
Mouruzzi will be at The Mai-Kai on Thursday, Dec. 13, for a special event featuring an illustrated talk about his new book. The event, presented by Tropic magazine, will be held in The Mai-Kai’s elaborately themed Tahiti dining room from 7 to 9 p.m. and will include an extended happy hour with half-priced drinks and appetizers.
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Journey back in time with Moruzzi, author of several books on mid-century history, as he narrates a slide show, talks about the book and signs copies. To attend, you must RSVP since seating is limited. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your seat.
Click here for a full preview of the event and the book:
The Mai-Kai’s outdoor Lanai dining area still looks much the same as it does on the cover of ‘Classic Dining.’
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