The Columbia Restaurant: Celebrating a Century of History, Culture, and Cuisine (Florida History and Culture): Huse, Andrew T.: 9780813033655: Books

As a longtime fan of the Columbia restaurants (especially the 1905 Salad!), it was enjoyable to read the long history of the establishments, and to find out how many difficulties the family had to go through to get to today; it’s amazing, given all that they went through, that they are still in business! (As a part-time resident of the Palm Beaches, I’m only sorry that their expansion to that market didn’t pan out; I hope they give the area another try in the future, and one in Atlanta would be VERY welcome.)

Incidentally, while far from a cookbook, the recipes of many of the restaurants’ signature dishes are included, so if you can’t get down to Florida, you can still enjoy the wonderful food.