My friend Monika pointed me out to some really cool menus for sale on eBay– all from landmark Cincinnati restaurants, most of which are now closed.
- Frisch’s Mt. Vernon
- Iron Horse Inn in Glendale (looks to be from the 60s)
- El Greco (I remember my mom talking about going there and I remember their campaign of “An Italian restaurant with a Spanish name…”
- The Terrace Room
- Beverly Hills Supper Club (a Playbill from 1950)
- Shuller’s (on Reading, not the Wigwam on Hamilton)
- Lookout House
- The Blue Star
- Tom House
I love old menus– they tell you so much about the people (and food) of a particular time period. I want a bonded Manhattan for 80 cents! Or Planter’s Punch for 90 cents.