Come along on a pilgrimage to 100 of the oldest and most historic restaurants in America in A Century of Restaurants. These were selected not only because of their longevity, but also for their geographical location, historical significance, interesting stories, and food served. The oldest Japanese restaurant in the country is profiled along with stagecoach stops, and two dueling restaurants who both claim to have invented the French dip sandwich. Best-selling author and host and producer of Barbecue America,Rick Brownetraveled to some of the oldest restaurants across America to share the charm, history, and appeal that made these establishments successful for 100 years or more. Each portrait contains a famous recipe, the history of the restaurant, a brief look into the restaurant today, mouthwatering descriptions of some of their "signature dishes," fun facts that make each place unique, and full-color photography. A Century of Restaurantscovers beloved restaurants such as Ye Olde Publick House and The Red Lion Inn in Massachusetts; Delmonico's, Keens Chophouse, and Katz's Delicatessen in New York; the Savoy Grill in Kansas City; The Berghoff in Chicago; Fior d'Italia in San Francisco; Galatoire's Restaurant, Antoine's Restaurant, and Commander's Palace in New Orleans; and 89 other treasured restaurants across the United States.
Rick Browne is the creator, host, and executive producer of public television's popular Barbecue America series, a cooking/travelogue show highlighting America's outdoor culinary landscapes. He has authored many cookbooks and produced illustrated coffee table books on Hong Kong, Thailand, and Las Vegas. His expertise on all things cooking has made him a frequent and popular radio talk-show guest, a featured guest on many TV network morning shows (Live! with Regis and Kelly, Today, Fox & Friends, CBS's The Early Show), the resident barbecue guru on fiery-foods.com, and a regular contributor of articles and photography to the world's leading food, wine, and travel magazines.