Buffalo Hunt

Today’s Western Star menu features Buffalo Hunt on the cover, the same painting that was on the cover of the Empire Builder menu I previously posted. Although this dinner menu dates from 1953, it is different from the 1953 dinner menu I posted two days ago.

Click image to download a 1.8-MB PDF of this menu.

While the previous menu offered five table d’hote selections, this one actually has eleven: one, described simply as “steak,” at $4.25; four (fish, fried chicken, prime rib, or ham) priced at $2.75; four (fish, lamb stew, omelet, cold meats) priced at $1.80; and two (broiled chicken or fish) priced at $2.00. The a la carte side is roughly similar to, but not exactly the same as, the previous dinner menu.

In today’s world of tilapia, orange roughy, swordfish, five varieties of salmon, and numerous other species available in fine restaurants and supermarkets, it is interesting that all these menus just refer to fish. Broiled fish, fried fish, fillet of fresh fish, but just fish.

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