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Menu of the 1st Armenian restaurant in San Francisco  

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Menu from the 1st Armenian restaurant in San Francisco


San Francisco


ca. 1945


Menu, Cairo Restaurant / Armenian and American Cuisine / 77 Fourth Street, San Francisco (ca. 1945) 7½x12”, 4pp. Stiff Wrappers.

Predating by two decades George Mardikian’s famous Omar Khayyam’s, the Cairo Restaurant was opened in San Francisco in 1918 by the Garabedian family.

This menu, probably from the 1940s, has “Definitions” of 21 dishes, from the familiar Shish Kebab (priced at $1.50) to Imam Bayeldi (egg plant, onions, tomatoes in olive oil),  Guvaage (lamb baked with vegetables), Madzoon (yogurt milk) and Courabia (Armenian cookies).

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