Vintage Industrial Style found a fantastic article for you! “Go to these places now. Don’t wait. This may be your last chance to immerse yourself in a vanishing world.” So tells Peter Moruzzi, writer of the just-published edition Classic Dining: Discovering America’s Finest Mid-Century Restaurants. Lately, the LA weekly publication asked Moruzzi to promote the best of Los Angeles’ classics. Let´s follow up for his picks of this town’s 5 Best Classic Mid-Century Restaurants — don´t miss this opportunity to get to know some industrial style restaurants
Taylor’s Steak House – Taylor’s is just a great traditional steakhouse in the middle of L.A. Unlike Lawry’s, it doesn’t have a carving cart, so it’s more traditional, but it does have the dark wood walls, black booths, a great big bar, great cocktails and waiters that have been doing it for a long time. They are terrific, especially the vintage furniture selection.
Musso & Frank Grill – A great Hollywood watering hole, been there forever, incredible cocktails, famous for their martinis, sidecars, and Manhattans, and they have a little carafe of cocktail that they serve with the main cocktail, so you have two essentially two cocktails. And incredible food — and they have an open charcoal grill, very traditional with a unique vintage decor touch
Tam O’Shanter – An incredibly well-themed restaurant from the ’20s. It is the oldest family operated a restaurant in Los Angeles. Musso and Frank are older, but they haven’t been owned by the same family. It’s got a great English/Scottish-looking building, the interior has a big fireplace and all the flags from the different Scottish clans. Walt Disney was a regular and had a favourite table there. Maybe he was a fan of industrial design too!
The Derby – Here, it’s a traditional beef and booze menu. But the theme is interesting because it’s all about horse racing — everywhere you look there’s either a trophy, or a photo of a horse, or of a jockey. And they also have live entertainment. They used to have a guy that played multiple instruments at the same time — a one-man band.
Their tradition goes back to 1938. The carving cart was invented specifically by the co- founder, Lawrence Frank, who decided that people would want to have this enormous cart come to their table and let them choose the cut of meat they want. Everything would be fresh right there. That is part of tableside theatricality at its finest!
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