L.A.’s Landmark Restaurants : Celebrating the Legendary Locations Where Angelenos Have Dined for Generations

L.A.’s Landmark Restaurants : Celebrating the Legendary Locations Where Angelenos Have Dined for Generations
George Geary
December 2022
288
$55
California
9781595801135
8.5 x 11
Hardcover

L.A.’s Landmark Restaurants: Celebrating the Legendary Locations Where Angelenos Have Dined for Generations follows in the footsteps of George Geary’s now classic and critically acclaimed book, L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants.

Like Geary’s earlier work, L.A.’s Landmark Restaurants is an illustrated history of over 50 famous Los Angeles restaurants from throughout the 20th century that were not featured in Geary’s first book. However, the focus this time around is on restaurants where Angelenos—rather than celebrities—have been dining for generations.

Along with recipes made famous by each restaurant, L.A.’s Landmark Restaurants contains profiles of such legendary eateries as Cole’s, Phillipe the Original, Pacific Dining Car, The Original Pantry, Victor Hugo’s, Canter’s, Sportsman Lodge, Mocambo Nightclub, Nate ‘N Al’s, The Smoke House, Tail o’ the Pup, The Apple Pan, Antonio’s Pizzeria, and Valentino’s, and dozens of other beloved establishments in this beautiful tribute to Los Angeles and its historic restaurants.

Each location profiled is illustrated with a collection of historic and contemporary photographs and ephemera—such as menus, matchbooks, cocktail napkins, and coasters—and every entry features a short history of the restaurant, along with details such as date of opening, address, phone number (both original and current), type of cuisine, architectural details, interesting anecdotes, and celebrities associated with the establishment.

Recipes made famous by the restaurant, updated for today’s cook and kitchen by Chef Geary, will satisfy anyone seeking to replicate their favorite dish from these legendary restaurants and their chefs.

Truly a love letter to Los Angeles and its world famous cuisine, L.A.’s Landmark Restaurants is sure to bring back treasured memories and knowing smiles from anyone who has dined at these fabled establishments.

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