Sunday, November 4, 2012

College Inn Porterhouse '50

Okay, I said we'd keep it going with a few more leftover Halloween posts here in November, but first let's share some imagery that better represents this thankful month of food Food FOOD-- in the form of the gorgeous western / cattle wrasslin' mural motifs by Robert Sinnott that highlight this stunning (and HUGE) College Inn Porterhouse menu from 1950. Located in the Hotel Sherman, Chicago IL, this restaurant is fondly remembered by many back in its day for excellent eats, as well as also being one of the venues that broadcast ABC's incredibly popular radio show, "The Breakfast Club with Don McNeill." But for now we're talkin' dinner, so tuck in your napkin, order-up some extra hot rolls, and ring that dinner bell for a juicy Deviled Chopped Sirloin Steak (served with a grilled banana and hot sauce), or maybe try the disjointed Mammy Fried Chicken!









10 comments:

Craftypants Carol said...

:)

TwoHeadedBoy said...

Steak with grilled banana? Interesting!

Here's something I like - take a mackerel, slice it down the middle. Put a banana in the middle of it, then slice THAT down the middle. Put a Mars bar in the middle of that (think you call them Milky Way over 'merica - whichever one has nougat and caramel inside).

Wrap up the whole thing in tinfoil then put it on a barbecue for a while. Perfection!

Karswell said...

Mmmm, melting chocolate over grilled fish actually sounds pretty damn good. I'll have to try it.

I guess I know an AEET post is good if it makes Carol smile!
:)

JMR777 said...

There are some who say that either chocolate or bacon enhance the flavor of any dish, though getting past the idea stage is the main hurdle before serving choco-mackerel. The idea sounds intriging, but I'm no chef so I will leave the menu to the experts.

Karswell said...

Chocolate covered bacon is also awesome!

Drazen said...

love this!

Karswell said...

Me too! If only more menus were like this...

Mr. Cavin said...

God the colors are beautiful. So are the textile patterns. I love the animal designs and most of the cowboys, but I'm not sure about that first guy. Why is he so crazy geometric abstract while the rest are represented more normally? This menu design would make the best wrapping paper, though.

As far as TwoHeadedBoy's recipe, I am having trouble imagining how one is supposed to fit a (Brit style) Mars Bar inside a banana. The chocolate and fish combo doesn't seem all that challenging to me (fish and nougat, though? more challenging)--but the banana is a real question mark, both in procedure and in flavor combination. Post pictures, TwoHeadedBoy!

JMR777 said...

Sorry for the double post yesterday, sometimes my smartphone acts like a smartypants phone.
Looking over the menu a bit more reveals they offered crab meat wrapped in bacon (western surf & turf?) Chuck Wagon beef stew (come & get it) and Danish chopped steak.
The menu was a feast for the eyes before the feast for the palate arrived.

Karswell said...

Yeah, I'm ready to see some pix of that chocolate fish dish myself!

Thanks for the comments-- and no worries about double comment postings, I'll play editor and just figure out what you meant to say, haha