1890 to 1920

“George Trice’s” The Daily Tar Heel, 8 November 1894. https://www.newspapers.com/image/70262421

Royal Baking Powder advertisement, The Morning Post, Dec. 1904, p. 5- “Until Baking Powder arrived in kitchens, the method for baking bread remained unchanged for three millennia. This single ingredient revolutionized the kitchen. Baking Powder greatly reduced the skill level required and time needed to make baked goods, thus, allotting housewives more time for other responsibilities.”


George Trice’s advertisement in the Daily Tar Heel for board at $10 per month Another interesting thing about this advertisement is the fact that they offer board for $10 per month. Board provides unlimited food per month as would a present day dining hall, but in this advertisement it is not limited to students, rather it is open to everybody. At the time in Chapel Hill, it seems that there was a similar trend in providing for college students and professors, making it a “college-town” in the sense of restaurants which we still see today with various restaurants catered toward millennials. “

The Doctors Banquet “The menu includes, queen olives, salted almonds, caviar canape, consommé royal, soft shell crabs, Strasburg potatoes, chicken financier, fillet of beef pique, new potatoes in cream, asparagus hollandaise, terrapin Maryland, Italian salad, ice cream and strawberries, layer cake, Roquefort, Bent’s water crackers, and coffee.”


Societies in Chapel Hill (1902) “The menu was prepared by Dughi, of Raleigh, and was an epicurean one, being thus: Poncio a la Romana, champagne wafers, consommé a la tasse, filet of Trout a la Jainville…” (Britton)


Smart Dining  “This article then gives us a fairly accurate description of what Chapel Hill’s food scene and the atmosphere surrounding private dinner parties was like at the time. The extravagance of these dinner parties, while mostly focused on entertainment and showmanship, also shifted heavier focus on dining as a whole and thus onto the food that was being served.”