Lord! T-Bone Steak for 85¢!!

Check out the prices on this menu! T-Bone steak for 85¢, fried oysters at only 60¢, a hamburg steak for just 35¢ – including bread, butter and potatoes!

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’.

About Elaine Weeks

How history was taught in my day: memorize lots of boring dates and facts, watch corny old black & white history films. There was one bright spot, however. Grade 9 history at Walkerville Collegiate with Miss Falls (Georgina) when she taught a section on local history and took us on a field trip to explore some of Windsor's built heritage. Due to a peculiar series of events, celebrating local history became part of my business. My company, (partner is Chris Edwards,) Walkerville Publishing Inc., launched "The Walkerville Times" in 1999, which in due course became "The Times Magazine". Our goal was to make history real. I am a writer, editor, blogger, photographer, mother, wife, sister, activist, traveller, gardener, knitter, masters track & field competitor (when I have time), glass is nearly full person.
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2 Responses to Lord! T-Bone Steak for 85¢!!

  1. Dave Navarre says:

    Hmm, I wonder if the two stars are for two sons in the service at the time?

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