News / New York
Jan 05, 2013
Heading into the first days of 2013, we’d like to introduce you to our small but perfectly formed vintage Chinese menu collection. It’s a colorful and fascinating set of menus, characterized by great illustrations and striking graphics. We have selected three to whet your appetite - with more to come. Chinese immigrants came to the United States in 1840s and they were merely regarded as cheap labor. Thousands worked in the mines during The Gold Rush, helped build railroads and toiled in the agricultural industry. They suffered harrowing racial discrimination and opposition to the “yellow peril” became so strong that...
May 14, 2012
Eggs and Rarebits are listed on many old restaurant and nightclub menus, particularly those from the 30s and 40s. These dishes were offered as light supper suggestions or as palate cleansers towards the end of a meal before moving on to dessert. They’re still delicious today. The Hurricane Nightclub, that occupied a whole floor of the Brill Building at 1619 Broadway, New York, had four different versions of rarebit on offer to their clientele. Basic Welsh rarebit is a savory, cheesy toast. Here’s one of our favorite recipes from that era: In a small saucepan make a roux by melting 2oz...