Because Starched Tablecloths Are So Out, They’re In


Silver Lake historian Peter Moruzzi roamed the country in search of restaurants that offer a vintage night out. Classic Dining: Discovering America’s Finest Mid-Century Restaurants (Gibbs Smith, $30) is a culinary history and travelogue that stops in New Orleans, Chicago, and Vegas. Back in L.A., he pays homage to Lawry’s carving cart, the Dresden’s Blood and Sand, and the Dal Rae’s Caesar.