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Tango0113 Aug 2016 10:30 p.m. PST

"Few elegant restaurants have had their names recorded in the titles of best-selling books and only one that I know of was mentioned prominently in a Bugs Bunny cartoon. Antoine's in New Orleans has both distinctions. Founded in 1840, nearly wrecked by financial difficulties and Hurricane Katrina, Antoine's is still going strong as the oldest US restaurant owned by a single family.

Dinner at Antoine's was a wildly popular mystery novel by the once-celebrated author Frances Parkinson Keyes that appeared in 1948. The first scene depicts the crowds waiting outside the restaurant, which took reservations only for its socially prominent regulars. The opening scene is a dinner party held in the glowing, red "1840 Room" starting a complicated story of passion and betrayal. So familiar was the restaurant to the American public that the concise title needed no elaboration…"
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tkdguy15 Aug 2016 9:13 p.m. PST

Way beyond my price range, unfortunately.

Tango0116 Aug 2016 11:03 a.m. PST

Sorry for that…

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GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member16 Aug 2016 1:14 p.m. PST

Never heard of it, but have come across 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

Old Wolfman18 Aug 2016 6:37 a.m. PST

"I don't mean Antoine of Flatbush."

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