Food For Thought: L.A.P.L.’s Vintage Menus Will Satisfy Any History Buff

Talk about a feast for the imagination! The Los Angeles Public Library’s online database of menus in the Rare Book Room of the Central Library is a true delight. Peruse menus from your favorite decades and discover what they ate on the Cunard White Star Line, R.M.S. Queen Mary, and at The White House dinner honoring His Excellency The President of the French Republic. Not only can you read about the Smoked Tongue Sandwich on Rye Bread from the Robinson’s Tea Room, but you can also check out the menu for Glen Echo Country Club’s Hawaiian Luau night. Did we mention that the menu illustrations are so sweet they’ll make you wish modern-day menus took a page from the past? So, if you love food and history, be sure you scroll through some of our favorite menus by heading over to the L.A.P.L. and browse these scrumptious relics in person.
Los Angeles Public Library, 630 West 5th Street (at South Grand Street); 213-228-7550

More from Entertainment

R29 Original Series