'The Supper Club Book' explores a Midwest tradition and its people

The Supper Club Book
The newly-published Supper Club Book, celebrates the tradition and the people who you meet in supper clubs. Author Dave Hoekstra spoke with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer about the book which he has been researching over the last three summers.
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What comes to mind when you hear the phrase "supper club?" If you are not from the Midwest or of a certain age, supper clubs may be a foreign concept to you.

While many are now gone, those that remain retain a certain retro atmosphere. They are a place where you will find high-backed red Naugahyde chairs and circular booths, linen tablecloths and napkins in a dimly-lit dining room. They have names like the Tee Pee in Tomah, Wisconsin, the HobNob in Racine, the Moracco in Dubuque and Jax Cafe in Minneapolis.

The newly-published Supper Club Book, celebrates the tradition and the people who you meet in supper clubs. Author Dave Hoekstra spoke with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer about the book which he has been researching over the last three summers.