There’s a great exhibit at the Central Library in Downtown LA right now called “To Live and Dine in LA”, which is a sample of the library’s huge collection of historic hotel, bar and restaurant menus and other ephemera.
There are some menus of places we will still have with us today – e.g. Clifton’s – and some of those older menus? What works of art they were! Stunning! (This one was actually by artist David Hockney for Ma Maison).
and it’s worth a visit – especially since right now there’s also an exhibit on Bunker Hill and on http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/exhibits/bunker-hill-rear-view-mirror and Aggie Underwood, crime reporter for the LA Herald http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/exhibits/first-latest-aggie-underwood-los-angeles-herald-and-sordid-crimes-city
Well worth a day out!