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Beautiful Vintage Menus From Classic L.A. Restaurants

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One of our favorite accounts to follow since we joined Pinterest is the Los Angeles Central Library, which has a board is dedicated to awesome vintage menus from classic L.A. haunts.

There are old stand-bys, like the Brown Derby, Philippe's and Lawry's. One menu features the face of Joan Rivers several facelifts ago, another introduces Southern Californians to sushi in 1980.

We picked out some of the most interesting menus to look at: some that hit that mid-century modern sweet spot, others that are gloriously kitschy and a few that are flat-out racist.

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