Old Menus..

A fellow HO just posted an old menu on another thread. I like seeing the description of the plate and more importantly the prices back then. Found this online so I’ll start here.
Feel free to add.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/famous-fascinating-historic-new-york-restaurant-menus-wine-lists/

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Here’s 3 from NJ.
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My grandmother told me stories about 5 cent burgers at white castle. It was treat when her dad would bring home a bag of them for all the kids (they were poor immigrants.)

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Last meals served on the Titanic:



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Calves head with brain sauce!

Pre-McRib !

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I believe that was me and the place was Bill Williams in Houston and we’d go back in the 60s. It was tough to decide between fried tenderloin of speckled trout or fried chicken having not yet discovered the culinary qualities of the noble oysters.

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https://dbase1.lapl.org/images/menus/fullsize/i/rb02119-cover.jpg

https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/menu-1960-1521832268.jpg?crop=1xw:1xh;center,top&resize=480:*

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One more for the night,

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The LA library used to have an online page where you could see lots of old menus. I looked for it but could only find this look-up index page.

https://www.lapl.org/collections-resources/lapl-indexes/menu-collection

If anyone has a direct link to all the menus please post it.

My father in law was a chef at the Copa and somewhere on HO I posted one of his menus - no idea where!!! I’ll have to re-scan it!

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I didn’t get back in time to edit in my comments; these are courtesy of eBay.
Joe Gilbert was a KC Restauranteur and the airport at that time was a stop in the middle on cross country TWA flights so all the famous folks.
The Mexican place is the very first place I can remember eating at, so 2 or so.
Not sure a place could get away with a Ladies Plate these days.
:cowboy_hat_face:

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Note the Lobster Cantonese description.


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Ready to order that just about everything else.

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I’m surprised someone didn’t flag your post yet lol.

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Pls find it!

I know it’s not the same Copa, but a search got me this one.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6c/98/38/6c9838e9d40a9f2062df799351590295.jpg

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Exorbitant New York prices.

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Sorry everyone - But I just can’t get this song out of my head after that search.

Carry on PLEASE.:slightly_smiling_face:

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