Monday, November 26, 2012

Hotel Crittenden - Known for it's Good Food

The old Crittenden Hotel that used to be located on East Carlisle Street was known for it's delicious meals that it served.  This tradition went on for many years.

  A Menu published in The Crittenden Press tells of it's Special Sunday Dinner for August 19th, 1906.
  • Soup - Cream Tomato
  • Roasts -Beef with Brown Gravy
  • Suckling Pig with Apple Sauce
  • Fried Chicken
  •  Vegetables include: Mashed Potatoes, Escalloped Corn, French Peas on Toast, Butter Beans
  • Relishes
  • Sliced Tomatoes
  • Pickled Tongue
  • Stuffed Olives
  • Bread - Corn Bread or Hot Rolls
  • Desserts - Blanc Mange, Currant Jelly
  • Lemon Pie
  • Neapolitan Brick Cream and Snow Cake
  • Tea, Coffee, Ice Tea Milk
With a Menu like this it was no wonder the dinning room was well known through out the area. The picture above was made in the early 1900's.  Names written on the photo are left to right:  Virgil Moore, Wilbur Haynes, Arthur Watkins, Mr. Pollard, Unknown, Trice Bennett and Sylvan Price.

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