"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
I'm pretty ignorant of inflation - Are those prices in dollars or cents?
Cents. Except the filet mignon is a dollar.
That $1.00 fillet Mignon was selling for the equivalent of $17.36 today.
Average income for that year was $1,500 per year
From a recent NPR/APM show:"Wiki-Feed-ia: The New York Public Library’s What’s on the Menu? program enlists the public to help digitize the thousands of historical menus (and individual dishes) in its collection. In only a few months, volunteers and foodies have already logged nearly half a million entries in the searchable menu database. Brendan talks to the NYPL’s Rebecca Federman and Michael Inman about the project - and some gems unearthed. Boiled sheepshead egg sauce, anyone?"
Very interesting. Thanks.
Charlie's was the favorite restaurant of my families' Nana, who is a St. Louis Park native. At 90 she still holds restaurant service and food quality up to the standard that Charlie's created.Here is the link for a postcard of the interior of the restaurant.https://picasaweb.google.com/r.neefe/CharlieS?authuser=0&feat=directlinkNana, enjoyed seeing the old menu and thanks you for the memories.
I lived in Edina and Excelsior during the Charlie's era, but never ate there. I'm glad your family's nana enjoyed the post. :.)