Digital Library of Georgia: Historic holiday menus created at the former Army post at Fort Oglethorpe from 1925-1940 are now available freely online in the Digital Library of Georgia

Digital Library of Georgia: Historic holiday menus created at the former Army post at Fort Oglethorpe from 1925-1940 are now available freely online in the Digital Library of Georgia. “The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) has partnered with the 6th Cavalry Museum to digitize its collection of historic holiday menus created at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia from 1925-1940, thanks to a digitization grant awarded by the DLG…. Holiday menus combine economic, cultural, and social histories of holidays as well as food and cooking history. Some of these menus also include rosters of US military personnel, as well as guests and family members.”

Atlas Obscura: A Newly Digitized Menu Collection Shows Off America’s Lost Railroad Cuisine

Atlas Obscura: A Newly Digitized Menu Collection Shows Off America’s Lost Railroad Cuisine. “[Ira Silverman] began collecting dining car menus, eventually amassing an archive of 238 menus and related pamphlets. After a long career in transit, he donated the collection to his alma mater’s Transportation Library, which recently digitized it in its entirety. The pages (almost all, impressively, unstained) offer a mouthwatering journey down the rabbit hole of deluxe railroad dining, when well-heeled travelers expected to sit at tables draped in white linen and indulge in outstanding meals plated on china.”

PR Newswire: Sirved Announces a New Menu-Based Search Engine App That Empowers People to Find What They Are Craving

PR Newswire: Sirved Announces a New Menu-Based Search Engine App That Empowers People to Find What They Are Craving (PRESS RELEASE). “Sirved.com is a new search engine and mobile app tool dedicated to menu discovery that empowers people to find rare, unusual, obscure foods and almost any food people crave, served at local restaurants in any city or town. Unlike major search engines like Google or Bing, which can only find restaurant listings, Sirved helps people find the exact food they are craving.” First: turn off your ad blocker or you might have trouble loading the site. Second: I know for a fact there are two restaurants near me which serve kibbeh. Sirved didn’t find either of them. So I dunno…

Restobiz: Sirved launches world’s first menu-based search engine (PRESS RELEASE)

Restobiz: Sirved launches world’s first menu-based search engine (PRESS RELEASE). “Sirved, the world’s first menu-based search engine, has launched its app that lets you search every menu from every restaurant — filtered by craving, dish, or dietary restrictions like gluten-free or vegetarian. The app rolled out on Dec. 5 across Canada, with some US markets already online and more coming soon. The app’s proprietary menu-search technology already indexes a database of more than 100,000 menus, from cool local spots to well-known names.”

In Development: Digital Archive of 10,000 Chinese Restaurant Menus

In development a digital archive of Chinese restaurant menus. “Perhaps motivated by the popularity of Chinese takeout for U of T students — shout-out to New Ho King — UTSC recently acquired 10,000 antique Chinese restaurant menus. Purchased from collector Harley Spiller for $40,000, the collection was recognized by the Guinness World Records in 2005 as being the world’s largest.” U of T stands for University of Toronto. This article is from the school’s newspaper, The Varsity.