Exploring the LAPL menu collection is an ongoing project in which we'll take a close look at the menus owned by the Los Angeles Public Library. Read about the project here.
lapl.org A King's Tropical Inn menu from 1938
A couple of weeks ago, we received this reader inquiry from Bob:
"In the 1950's there used to be a restaurant on La Cienega Blvd. around Jefferson known as King's Tropical Chicken Restaurant. In the front of restaurant was a courtyard with a koi fish pond. What ever happened to it? And what is the correct name? I used to go there as a kid with my parents."
After a little futile Googling, I decided to put our old friend the Los Angeles Public Library Menu Collection to the test, and wouldn't you know it, they have quite a few menus from King's Tropical Inn, beginning in the 1930s and on up through the 1960s. The last menu they have is dated 1963.More »