Peter Moruzzi’s new book on classic dining is out now!

I apologize for the lack of posts but Le Continental has been jet-setting recently, exploring Munich, Berlin, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. Posts on some historic eateries in these cities coming soon!

Meanwhile, here is some big news: the long-awaited new book by my friend Peter Morruzi (Havana Before Castro, Palm Springs Holiday) titled Classic Dining: Discovering America’s Finest Mid-Century Restaurants is out now (originally it was due on November 1st). Get yours at your local bookstore (or here), and if you are in the Los Angeles area you may want to attend the book launch on November 10th at Wacko bookstore in Hollywood. I have a copy of the book and it is gorgeous: filled with vintage photos and graphics, along with beautiful new photography by Sven Kirsten (Tiki Modern, The Book of Tiki). Buy the book and be inspired to visit the classic restaurants featured in the book (which also has a directory in the back of classic restaurants in the U.S.) because the book and this blog exist for the same reason: to inform people about classic and historic restaurants while they still exist, and to encourage them to patronize these restaurants so they can survive for as long as possible.