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Restaurant Republic: The Rise of Public Dining in Boston

Kelly Erby

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816691302
eISBN:
9781452955353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691302.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Restaurant Republic examines the nascent restaurant landscape in Boston in its entirety, from the most plebian of eateries to the extremely elite and refined. Focusing on the rise of commercial ... More


Ice Cream at Howard Johnson’s

Kelly Erby

in Restaurant Republic: The Rise of Public Dining in Boston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816691302
eISBN:
9781452955353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691302.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the epilogue of Restaurant Republic, the author traces the story of commercial dining in Boston into the early twentieth century and reviews the major points of the previous chapters. The findings ... More


Filet de Boeuf at the Tremont House: Luxury Hotel Dining Rooms

Kelly Erby

in Restaurant Republic: The Rise of Public Dining in Boston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816691302
eISBN:
9781452955353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691302.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The first chapter deals with Boston's wealthy elite. They were the first to demand new kinds of public dining options. Though Americans had been scornful of European cultural models as enervating ... More


Charlotte Russe in the Afternoon: Elite Ladies’ Eateries

Kelly Erby

in Restaurant Republic: The Rise of Public Dining in Boston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816691302
eISBN:
9781452955353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691302.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The third chapter presents that nineteenth-century dining venues, including eating houses, were male spaces and typically inaccessible to women. But middle- and upper-class women, through their ... More


Roast, Chop Suey, and Beer: Cafés

Kelly Erby

in Restaurant Republic: The Rise of Public Dining in Boston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816691302
eISBN:
9781452955353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691302.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The fourth chapter discusses how, in the last decades of the century, as shifting mealtimes successfully postponed the main meal until after the workday was complete, a wider range of mixed-gender ... More


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