If you relish LA's food culture history, then you must go downtown soon. The Central Library downtown recently opened an exhibit called "To Live and Dine in LA." This exhibit features a showcase of vintage LA restaurant menus, photographs, and short films by local chefs. Stop by and take a look at vintage menus, including The Brown Derby, Atomic Cafe, Ships Coffee Shop, The Golden Pagoda, among many others.
More than just a design exhibit, the show also touches on the political, racial, and economical issues surrounding our food culture.