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Kim Shook

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I looked and couldn't find this topic - if it exists, just tag this onto the existing thread.

 

I love old menus.  If I needed to start another collection, that's what I'd collect.  I do sometimes come across them, though, and keep them.  Of course, I can't find the others right now!  But Mr. Kim and I were down in Reidsville NC going through stuff at my late grandmother's house.  I found a menu from the "Pig N Whistle" in Tunica Mississippi.  This location doesn't seem to exist anymore and the Pig N Whistle in Millington TN (about an hour away from Tunica) seems to be mainly BBQ.  But there is some connection because they both claim to be named after a tradition of a tavern in England.  My mother's family is from the Mississippi Delta - Memphis, Shelby MS, Clarksdale MS, and Rosedale MS mostly.  So, I'm guessing that this was a "nice place" to go for a "nice meal" for them.  @kayb - do you know anything about this place?  The menu:

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47 minutes ago, Kim Shook said:

I love old menus.

 

Me too.

 

Many years ago I bought a book called "Menus". That's all it was - lots of menus. Loved it. No idea what happened to it.

Here is one I came across on the interwebs recently.

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Sweet OR sour?

And I'll bet there were no bird's nests in that bird's nest soup.

But glad to see another confirmation that wontons and ravioli are essentially the same thing.

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1 hour ago, Kim Shook said:

I actually remember going to the Trader Vic's in Washington DC as a kid.

 

I'll bet the most expensive dish on the menu wasn't $3.25, though!

I remember the first time I went to a Chinese restaurant. In the UK in 1969. It billed itself as "authentic", but I now know no Chinese person would have recognized much! Perhaps rice. Only perhaps!

 

But  I was with my much more sophisticated than me new girlfriend with whom I was completely in lust love, so I didnt and still don't care! Wonder what happened to her.


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6 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

I looked and couldn't find this topic - if it exists, just tag this onto the existing thread.

 

I love old menus.  If I needed to start another collection, that's what I'd collect.  I do sometimes come across them, though, and keep them.  Of course, I can't find the others right now!  But Mr. Kim and I were down in Reidsville NC going through stuff at my late grandmother's house.  I found a menu from the "Pig N Whistle" in Tunica Mississippi.  This location doesn't seem to exist anymore and the Pig N Whistle in Millington TN (about an hour away from Tunica) seems to be mainly BBQ.  But there is some connection because they both claim to be named after a tradition of a tavern in England.

 

 

 

There was a Pig & Whistle pub in Vancouver decades ago, when I first moved there. I'm in no position to say how authentic it was, having never been to the UK, though the couple who owned it were Brits. I don't have a menu, but I don't remember the food so that probably says something in an of itself.

 

There was also a television show by that name on the CTV network for several years, but the "pub" where it took place was just a set. The entertainers played traditional Irish/Scottish/English music.

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I used to have a small collection of them, but have no idea what happened to them. ☹️


Deb

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This puts me in mind of the old Pig 'n Whistle on Union Avenue in Memphis, which closed in the 70s. Similar menu, from what I remember. I don't ever remember a Pig n Whistle in Tunica; we always either went to the Hollywood Cafe, or the Blue and White, which is one of those marvelous breakfast places. (It is, in fact, a white building with a bright blue roof.)

 

 


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