Food & History: September 4 1885 The Exchange Buffet opens at 7 New Street in Manhattan, it is one of the first self service restaurants, and only served men. 1904 The St. Regis Hotel opens in New York City, it was the first hotel to have central air conditioning and heating in every room. 1920 […]
Food & History: July 17 1763 John Jacob Astor born in Waldorf, Germany, founder of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel.
Today in History: March 21 1904 Canadian Foodie Jehane Benoît was born. 1904 St. Francis Hotel opens in San Francisco, California. 1910 Julio Gallo born, founder of the largest winery in the United States. 1994 A shortage of Japanese grown rice due to bad harvests. Japan’s Imperial Palace serves royal meals to the Emperor & […]
Today in History: March 13 1764 Charles Grey born. Earl Grey was supposedly given the recipe for Earl Grey Tea by a Chinese mandarin with whom he was friends. 1813 Famed restauranteur Lorenzo Delmonico born, He later transformed his uncle’s pastry shop into one of the oldest and most famous restaurants in Manhattan and the country. 1893 […]