Calif. Museum Brings To Life ‘Lost Restaurants Of Sacramento’

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento food historian and author is teaming up with the California Museum to promote her new book, “Lost Restaurants of Sacramento.”

The book highlights more than 100 memorable restaurants that are still around, or have already closed up shop.

Museum visitors can listen to re-enactments of backdoor deals made by congressmen and lobbyists, sit in some of the shops’ original vinyl booths and taste popular menu items like the Hangtown Fry.

“There was the famous Derby Club that was held here for almost 50 years. Lobbyists would come in; the legislature would never have to pay for anything. Literally, the bartender would walk in and know who the senator was and which lobbyist’s bar tab to put it on,” author Maryellen Burns said.

Visitors can get two free tickets by visiting the museum’s website.

The exhibit will include a book signing, food show and activities for kids.

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