1997 1st edition, signed; signed to previous owners "B.. & D.." - see pic; Hara Publishing, Seattle; hardbound with burnt brown boards and brass-foil lettering and design on cover and spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; appears unread; dust jacket very good; includes recipes; a wonderful book.
Stuart Anderson -
Stuart Anderson (November 27, 1922–June 6, 2016) was an American restaurateur and founder of the Black Angus Steakhouse restaurant chain, first established in Seattle in 1964.
In Seattle after the war, Anderson bought a hotel, The Caledonia, in order to circumvent the state's blue laws and sell alcohol in the hotel bar which he called the Ringside Room. Anderson would later say in his book Here's the Beef! My Story of Beef that "Hookers, seamen, hustlers and wrestlers made up most of my trade." Around 1960, he opened a restaurant there and called it The French Quarter. In 1962 it was remade with a Klondike Gold Rush theme for the 1962 World's Fair and renamed to The Gold Coast. Finally in 1964 it was renamed again to Stuart Anderson's Black Angus before moving to Seattle's Elliott Avenue in the Denny Triangle.
Eventually Black Angus became a chain with over 100 restaurants which Anderson sold in 1972.
Anderson's 2,600-acre (1,100 ha) ranch in Thorp could be seen from Interstate 90, and was featured in commercials.