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Collection TitleMC 14 Restaurants/ Hotels/ Taverns/ CookbooksCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByLee Kiesling, Rachel Dworkin
Date Completed:Fall 2006
Date Updated:Winter 2008

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals.

Terms:Chemung County (N.Y.); Cookery; Hotels, taverns, etc.; Restaurants, lunch rooms, etc.

Hotels-Alice Frances Hotel, 1900-1933; Buckbee House, 1850s-1918; Delavan House, 1854-1919; Elizabeth Inn, 1990s; Francis Hall House, 2009; Grey Whale Inn, 1990s; Hathaway House, 1850-1874; Holiday Inn, Elmira, 1974-present; Holiday Inn, Horseheads, 1968-present; Homestead Hotel, 1878-1913; Hotel Imperial, 1918-1932; Hotel Langwell, 1896-1958; Hotel Rathbun, 1899-1941; Mark Twain Hotel, 1929-1972; (New) Park Hotel, 1915-1959; Rathbun House, 1860-1898; Strathmont Bed & Breakfast (1991); Tom Sawyer Motor Inn, 1943-1990s; Wyckoff House, 1878-1892.

Restaurants-Barn Stormers Restuarant, 1987; Barb's Soup's On Cafe, 2000s; Beijing Gardens, 1980s-present; Bistro 223, 2010-present; Brennan's Fabulous Foods, 1990s; Buddies, 1949-1956; Charlie's Cafe, 2000s; CFJP Bistro, 2000s; Dixie Barbecue, 1932-1990s; Fox's Pizza Den, ca. 2005-present; Global Gourmet, 2010; Happy Family Chinese Restaurant & Sushi, 2009-present; Hill Top Inn, 2000s; Johnny's Tavern, 1960-1976; Katie's Cafe, 2008-present; Liberatore's Restaurant, 1938-1949; Log Cabin Inn, 1935-1958; Los Panchos, 2000s; Mustico's, 1930-1992; New England Kitchen, 1892-1959; Newton's; O'Brien's, 1911-present; Pierce's 1894, 1894-2008; Pitt's Goody Shop, 1934-1965; Pudgie's Pizza, 1967-present; Rustic Gardens, 1941; Simon's, 2000s; Sykes, 1939-1968; Tap House, 1933-1966. 

Scope:The Restaurants/ Taverns/ Hotels/ Cookbooks Collection includes cookbooks ranging in date from 1888 to 1963; assorted recipes; trade cards, menus, guest registers and promotional literature from Chemung County Hotels dating from 1874 to the 1970s; and menus, trade cards and placemats from local restaurants dating from the 1920s to the present.
Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1874-2010
AbstractThis collection contains items relating to cooking and the service industry including recipes, cookbooks and various documents relating to local restaurants and hotels. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Receipt - Barb's Soup's On Cafe, 311 College Avenue, June 26, 2009.ReceiptA1703
Menu - Barb's Soup's On Cafe, 311 College Avenue, 2008.MenuA1704
Menus - (2) Beijin Garden, 150 West Gray St., 1988 & ca. 2000.MenuA1705
Menu - Bistro 223, 223 West Water Street, summer 2010 & Winter 2011. MenuA1706
Menu & trade card - Brennan's Fabulous Foods, 112 West First Street, Sunday, May 10, 1992.MenuA1707
Menu - Buddies Restaurant and Fountain, 2030 Lake Road, Elmira, 1949-1956.MenuA1708
Handbill & Coupons - Campus Pizza, Washington & Davis, Elmira, 1994. HandbillA1709
Menu - Charlie's Cafe, 205-207 Hoffman Street, Elmira, May 2010.MenuA1710
Menu - CFJP Bistro, Community Food for Jobs Program, 350 E. 5th Street, Elmira, May 2010. MenuA1711
Handbill - CountrySide Soft Ice Cream, 1270 Breesport Road, Erin, ca. 2010.HandbillA1712
Menu - D-'s Pierogi Place, 810 E. Church Street, Elmira, 2015. MenuA1713
Menu - Empire Super Buffet, 1626 County Rt. 64, Horseheads, 2011.MenuA1714
Menu - Evergreen Express Chinese Take-out, 505-507 N. Main St., 2012. MenuA1715
Menu & Sticker - Express Cafe & Bakery, 164 N. Main Street, 2010. MenuA1716
Menu - Fox's Pizza Den, 1270 Breesport Road, Erin, 2009.MenuA1717
Menu - Geka's Soul Vegetarian Restaurant, 800 Madison Ave., Elmira, 2010. MenuA1718
Menu - Global Gourmet, 951 A Lake Street, Elmira, February 2010. MenuA1719
Menu - Happy Family Chinese Restaurant & Sushi, 103 South Main Street, Elmira, August 2009. MenuA1720
Napkin - Hill Top Inn, 171 Jerusalem Hill Rd, 2008.NapkinA1721
Menu - Katie's Cafe, 315 East Water St., 2009.MenuA1722
Menu - Legends Bar & Grill, 229-231 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, 2011. MenuA1801
Menu - Liberatore's Restaurant, 106 West 5th Street, Elmira, 1938-1949.MenuA1802
Receipt - Lights Bakery, 211 West 2nd Street, 2011. ReceiptA1803
Menu - Lin Buffet Chinese Restaurant, 1020 Center St., Horseheads, 2012. MenuA1804
Menu - Log Cabin Inn, 1871 West Water St., 1936. (2 versions)MenuA1805
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