Lenten Special

Here is a 1957 lunch menu that has a “Lenten Special” paperclipped inside. A sockeye salmon loaf doesn’t sound like much of a sacrifice for Lent; diners who didn’t like salmon could still have a choice of tuna salad sandwich, deep sea scallops, or unspecified “fish” on the menu itself.

Click image to download a 1.8-MB PDF of the full menu minus the Lenten Special insert. Click here to download a larger version of the insert.

In addition to the sea scallops ($2.50; about $20 today), other table d’hôte entrees included rib eye steak; chicken ala king; and cheese omelet with bacon. The meals came with soup, potatoes, corn Mexicali, rolls, dessert, and beverage.

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