A passionate connoisseur’s choice of the greatest survivors
How sex, rum, World War II, and the brand-new state of Hawaii ignited a fad that has never quite ended.
All across America there are restaurants that serve up the spirit and conviviality of eras long past
You’ve probably never heard of them, but these ten people changed your life. Each of them is a big reason why your world today is so different from anyone’s world in 1954
A restaurant critic who’s a food historian and the fortunate recipient of an Italian grandmother’s cooking follows the course of America’s favorite ethnic fare in its rise from spaghetti and a red checked tablecloth to carpaccio and fine bone china
It began with a few people trying to get hamburgers from grill to customer quicker and cheaper. Now it’s changed the way Americans live. And whether you like it or hate it, once you get on the road you’ll eat it.
Americans have been doing just that since the days of the California gold rush—and we’re still not full
The restaurant that changed the way we dine—
A last look at an American institution