Another 1946 Dinner Menu

This menu, like yesterday’s, is dated January, 1946, and it also has the same back cover as yesterday’s. So it is something of a surprise that the menu is so different inside. Like yesterday’s menu, this one features five table d’hôte meals ranging in price from $1.00 to $1.50. Though none of the five are also on yesterday’s, both have one omelet, one fish, one poultry, one beef, and one other entrée.

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Unlike yesterday’s menu, this one also has a full a la carte side, with whitefish, turkey, calves liver, three omelets, four sandwiches, and a full complement of salads, desserts, and beverages. Table d’hôte was definitely a better deal; replicating the $1.45 turkey dinner on the a la carte side would cost more than $2.25. Whoever made up Burlington’s 1946 menus seemed to be prone to typos: yesterday’s misspelled “julienne” and today’s spelled “holliday” with two Ls.

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