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Check out these old menus from Buffalo restaurants: Blue pike, 60 cents

By Andrew Z. Galarneau

I could read old menus for hours. (Not at work, though! That would be wrong!) I can't be the only one, either.

I noticed this link in the Buffalo Reddit, and found myself lost in the Buffalo collection in the New York Public Library's menu archives, which they have scanned and posted online.

The Internet's bad enough for making you crave exotic delicacies you can't experience without a plane ticket. Now you can get hungry for dinners you can't have without a time machine. 

My favorite so far, from the 1933 Hotel Buffalo menu: broiled shad roe with bacon, parslied potatoes and green beans. $1.

Sigh.

agalarneau@buffnews.com

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