Monday, August 4, 2008

The Kitchen Cabinet of Curiosities

A menu from McDonnell's Drive-In from the NYPL Menu Collection. McDonnell's was a popular drive-in restaurant in Los Angeles throughout the 1930's and '40s.

The card below is a listing for McDonnell's Chicken in the Rough: half a fried chicken (unjointed), shoestring potatoes, a jug of honey, and hot buttered rolls. Total cost: 50 cents.

They had me at "jug honey."


Betty Carlson said...

This is so fascinating! I would love some limeade, and I love the avocado sandwich - vegetarian before it was fashionable, I guess.

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