A menu from the Florida Avenue Grill restaurant in Washington, DC. The menu is a tri-fold design, with plastic sleeves bound by plastic trim. The sheets of paper inside each plastic sleeve can be removed or replaced. The front of the menu features a full-page photograph of the restaurant's founder, Lacey C. Wilson Sr., with the logo of the restaurant at the bottom-right corner. Adhered to the upper right hand corner is a sticker, worn around the edges, with the text "FLORIDA AVENUE GRILL / 65th / ANNIVERSARY 200 [obscured]". On the inside of the menu, in the upper banner, are the headers "BREAKFAST" on the left side, "SANDWICHES" in the middle, and "DINNER" on the right. The breakfast menu is listed on the left, sandwiches and daily specials in the middle, and dinners, seafood, desserts and beverages on the right. The verso of the middle fold tells the story of the founding of the Florida Avenue Grill, with pictures of the original owners Bertha Wilson and Lacey C. Wilson Sr., and the subsequent owner Lacey C. Wilson Jr. The back cover has pictures of souvenirs that can be purchased from the restaurant, including a collectible souvenir menu featuring President Barak Obama, a souvenir mug, two kinds of t-shirts, and a keychain. The outermost top left and top right corners are protected with small metal end caps.
Paper menu for Dooky Chase's Restaurant, housed in a plastic and leather menu holder. Menu consists of a single sided piece of paper with black type. In large type at TC of paper is, [DOOKY CHASE'S]. Menu is split into six sections: "APPETIZERS", "SEAFOOD", "POULTRY & MEATS", "SIDES", "DESSERTS", and "CHILDREN'S MENU". The dishes listed include Dooky Chase signatures such as Fried Chicken, Shrimp Clemenceau, Chicken Creole, and Stuffed Shrimp. Menu holder has clear plastic front and back, with a maroon leather border and decorated metal corners.
Cooking and dining
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dooky Chase's Restaurant and Chef Leah Chase