Reader Sheila Burdge emailed this relic to me a few years ago and I never had a chance to share it until now. She didn’t provide any information other than that the menu was produced at the Walkerville Printing Co. Ltd. at 543 Lincoln just north of Wayndotte St.
Who knows if the restaurant was named after the owner or if he was a faithful church goer and wanted to let everyone know.
Alas, Lord’s Garden Restaurant is long gone. I googled Windsor restaurants on Wyandotte Street and figured out that this gem once fed the citizens of East Windsor from an establishment just west of Pillette Road on the south side of Wyandotte. Judging by the prices, the Art Deco lettering on the menu cover, and the large V (for Victory?) I’m guessing it was in business in the late 1930s and during World War II, which lasted from 1939-1945.
Perhaps someone might be able to shed some light on this mysterious garden of eatin’.