1958 City of Denver Dinner Menu

Many City of Denver menus featured photos of Denver parks and civic buildings on the covers, but that wasn’t always the case. We’ve seen this photo before on a 1965 City of Los Angeles breakfast menu, but the inside of this dinner menu is marked for the City of Denver.

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The table d’hôte menu offers just four entrées: trout, lamb chops, fried chicken, and the special sirloin steak. The a la carte side is also pretty limited, offering a steak sandwich, chef’s salad, and a couple of other salads. In 1958, the City of Portland and City of Los Angeles dining cars offered five dinner entrées instead of four, but the fifth one was just an omelet. By the late 1960s, even the finest Union Pacific trains would offer just four dinner entrées.

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