Whatever happened to “appetizers,” “entrees,” and “desserts?" Instead of those traditional categories, many restaurants are opting for cutesy menu sections like "pickings" and "fun bites" instead. Perhaps it's no surprise: Rare are the restaurants that offer the traditional three-course format anymore. Now, often, it's choose-your-own-adventure with a selection of small plates, which range from single […]
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For the past year, every page of nearly every menu at Table has been handwritten in pencil. Graphic designer An Ly of D.C.-based The General Design Company was behind the penmanship of the first batch. Ly told Y&H last year that it took her two to three hours to complete each of notebook-style menus, which spanned seven pages front […]
If you thought Le Diplomate was expensive when it opened in April, you should see it now. The white-hot French brasserie from restaurateur Stephen Starr has increased the prices on nearly all of its entrées—anywhere from $1 to $4 per dish. The price tags for hors d’oeuvres, sides, and salads are mostly the same with […]
Although heavily scripted, most menus don’t have a plot. But at 2 Birds 1 Stone, the basement sister bar to Doi Moi, the weekly changing, hand-drawn cocktail lists from bar manager Adam Bernbach tell a story—or at least constitute works of art. Some of the darker, cinemaesque menus take inspiration from a graphic novel, Stray […]
Don't you dare spill on the menus at Frederik de Pue's new Shaw restaurant Table. Each one took two to three hours to hand-write. The seven page notebook-style menus are scrawled in pencil—front and back. Soung Wiser of D.C.-based The General Design Company, which created the menus, says that because the neighborhood vibe of the […]
The librarian at the New York Public Library thinks so — and she has the evidence to prove it in this delightful Chow.com video.