Gazing at a restaurant menu may seem like a rather humdrum affair, but it's one of the first -- and most immediate -- ways to understand an eatery's overall aesthetic and values. Of course, aesthetics and values change over time and across place. This means that when we look at old menus, we're not just looking at descriptions of food, but taking a peek at how different places, different socioeconomic groups, and so on approached the meal. After seeing these vintage menus, check out these bizarre and sexist vintage ads. By Erin Kelly. Viewed today, these vintage menus are about more than just food — they offer us insight on the times in which they existed.
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Contact Us. Replace Your Management — After years of patronizing Vintage one night was enough to turn me off. On our second set of rounds at the bar me and 5 of my friends were ready to refill. After tasting their drinks, two of my friends immediately noticed a big difference in taste from their first to second rounds. After the request the bartender gave us a snobby "you could be happy" comment, she grudgingly remade the first of the two drinks. When it came to the second she refused, not for any reason and without any tact.
The previous sort of establishment was usually a hotel dining room with limited dinner choices; a coffeehouse that offered tea sandwiches, pastries, and sometimes a set meal or two; and eating houses that made the food-fight scene in Animal House look tame. These types of venues held down the lower end of the dining spectrum the wealthy had their own cooks, the poor ate at home or in the streets , and a meal at any of these places was likely to occur in a hubbub. Further discomfited by sometimes having to stand, eaters were expected to finish their meals in 20 minutes or less, just like at franchise fast-food restaurants today. But suddenly fine dining hit town. A meal occurred at a more leisurely pace; the table was set with fine napery and crystal, and the bill of fare offered a bewildering number of choices.
Feeling a little blue and under the weather today. What better way to lift your mood than some Kapital, and some Bob Dylan to wallow to Enjoy these blue s babies. This is a nighttime view of Stan's drive-in coffee shop where customers are served food in their parked cars in Hollywood, Ca. With car-hops toting trays loaded with hamburgers, fries and malts out to crowded parking lots full of hungry customers dining in their cars, these were places not only to eat but to gather.