If you are out and about this weekend, steer your car in the direction of your favorite local bookstore and pick up a copy of Michael Turback’s wonderful “What A Swell Party It Was! (

Turback takes the reader on a delightful trip back in time to more than two dozen glittering establishments where the fun and entertaining was always top-notch, and the menus and service always memorable. Get a historical snapshot of such glamorous places as Chicago’s Blackhawk, Los Angeles’ Coconut Grove, New York’s Rainbow Room and Stork Club, and Hollywood’s Mocambo and Florentine Gardens. Four recipes you can recreate at home are included for each nightclub, covering signature cocktails, main courses, appetizers and desserts. This book is a must-have guide to a time when people really knew how to throw a great party!

“What A Swell Party It Was!” by Michael Turback – Gotta Love It!