Menus and Memories
An exhibit at the New York Public Library showcases the city's restaurant history
Issue: January 31, 2003
New Yorkers take dining out as seriously as some other societies take religious worship. And although meals typically last only a few hours, restaurant menus can last far longer. Over time, these concise yet fanciful documents can offer a unique historical perspective on the everyday life of a great city.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 31, 2003.