From the Events Calendar – Book Talk and Signing: Historic Restaurants of DC


Book Talk and Signing: Historic Restaurants of DC:

“Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street NW
September 24, 2013 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

John DeFerrari, author of the Streets of Washington blog and “Lost Washington, D.C.,” will speak about his new book on the history of Washington restaurants. Washington’s first true restaurants—places where you could choose when to eat, select items from a menu, and be served at a private table—appeared here by the 1830s, not long after they got started in New York. From these early beginnings through the flowering of ethnic restaurants in the late 20th century, Historic Restaurants of Washington, D.C.: Capital Eats presents the sweeping evolution of the city’s eateries, from exclusive bastions of haute cuisine like the Rive Gauche and Sans Souci to beloved diners like Hot Shoppes and Little Taverns. DeFerrari will speak on a few selected aspects of the city’s restaurant history and will also have copies of the book for sale ($25, cash check or credit) and signing. Join us in the Washingtoniana Division (Room 307) for a lively and informative evening!”

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