We team with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles for an illustrated presentation on Los Angeles Art Deco era restaurant menus from the Los Angeles Public Library’s collection by author Josh Kun, who will also sign his book, To Live and Dine in L.A. (Angel City Press), afterward.
During the program, Kun – a professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism – will use menus from the Los Angeles Public Library’s collection to discuss the rich history of food and restaurants in Los Angeles, with a particular focus on women and the Art Deco era. Kun will be joined by renowned James Beard Award winning chef, restaurateur and author, Sherry Yard who will speak a bit on the history of pastries in Los Angeles. Followed by a screening of MILDRED PIERCE (1945), the story of a housewife's rise in the restaurant business in Los Angeles and her demanding daughter who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
For more information about the Library Foundation’s recent project to explore the Los Angeles Public Library’s vast menu collection here.
Fried chicken and pie (just like Mildred used to make) will be for sale starting at 12:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre. Diners will be able to choose from crispy light or dark meat fried chicken and a choice of mashed potatoes or mac 'n cheese from Alex Peyton Events and an assortment of pies from the Nickel Diner! Sodas, coffee, tea, lemonade and of course, milk will also be sold.
Food sales have ended on Brown Paper Tickets, but we will have chicken and pie available at the event (while supply lasts). Come at 12:30 PM to purchase at the box office!
Lunch menu (12:30 - 1:40 PM)
Light or Dark meat fried chicken with choice of one side (Mac 'n Cheese or Mashed Potatoes) and a biscuit. Vegetarian option available, generous portions of Mac 'n Cheese and Mashed Potatoes, plus a biscuit. Caterer, Alex Peyton Events.
Assorted Nickel Diner Pies including your choice of a slice of Lemon Meringue OR Chocolate Bourbon Pecan.
Mini Pop-Tart (Strawberry or Blueberry) choice of 2.
Buy food tickets here on Brown Paper Tickets. Advance tickets recommended. When you pre-order you can select white or dark meat and pie type. A limited number of meals will be available at the door.
"To Live and Dine in L.A." Talk with Josh Kun & Sherry Yard
Book signing with Josh Kun. Angel City Press will be selling books in the lobby.
MILDRED PIERCE will be shown in the theatre.
Timing is approximate.