The Resource Robert W. Brower Old Poodle Dog Restaurant Collection

Robert W. Brower Old Poodle Dog Restaurant Collection

Label
Robert W. Brower Old Poodle Dog Restaurant Collection, 1865-1940
Title
Robert W. Brower Old Poodle Dog Restaurant Collection
Inclusive dates
1865-1940
Creator
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Contains menus, wine labels, and postcards of the Poodle Dog, Old Poodle Dog and Bergez-Frank's Poodle Dog restaurants
Biographical or historical data
  • Frenchman Francois P. Allarme opened Le Poulet d'Or at the corner of Washington and Dupont Streets in 1849, catering to miners. It came to be known as the Poodle Dog. In 1868, it moved to the corner of Bush and Dupont streets and the name was officially changed to Old Poodle Dog Restaurant. In the 1890s, owner A. Blanco and his partner Brun built a six-story building at the corner of Eddy and Mason streets, designed by architects William Mooser & Son. The new restaurant was one of San Francisco's celebrated French restaurants, catering to bankers and lawyers, politicians and judges, with an 18-chef staff and wine cellars stocked with over 10,000 bottles of wine from around the world. Destroyed in the earthquake and fire of 1906, the restaurant was re-opened in mid-1906 by Jean Baptiste Pon and chef Calixte Lalanne, first in temporary quarters on Van Ness Avenue, then to a residential building at 824 Eddy Street. In 1908, Lalanne and Pon joined with Camille Mailhebuau and Louis Coutard of Frank's Rotisserie, and Jean Bergez of the Bergez Restaurant. The new incarnation was known Bergez-Frank's Old Poodle Dog, now at the corner of Claude Lane. Prohibition came about in 1919, and the restaurant was closed in 1922. Mailhebuau opened Camille's Rotisserie and Restaurant the following year. In subsequent years the Poodle Dog name was revived by descendants of its former owners at several San Francisco locations.
  • Robert W. Brower is a San Francisco Bay Area trial lawyer of 40 years. He is also a competition cook and independent culinary historian with a focus on Italian American cookbooks. Brower is a contributing author of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, c2013. His Poodle Dog collection began in the antiquarian section of Moe's Bookstore in Berkeley, where he bought his first two menus.
Cataloging source
SFR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brower, Robert W
Language note
Materials are in English
Location of other archival material
See also the San Francisco Ephemera Collection for Poodle Dog, Old Poodle Dog, Camille's and Frank's Rotisserie menus and restaurant information.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Old Poodle Dog Restaurant
  • Bergez-Frank's Old Poodle Dog Restaurant
  • Poodle Dog Restaurant
  • Restaurants
Label
Robert W. Brower Old Poodle Dog Restaurant Collection
Link
https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8p84jq1/
Instantiates
Note
  • A copy of the souvenir book, The Tale of a Poodle, edited and published by Louis Roesch, c1903 (second edition), was moved to the library's book catalog
  • The collection is stored on site
Extent
.2 cubic foot
Governing access note
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Robert W. Brower on April 26, 2019.
System control number
(OCoLC)1112125153
Terms governing use
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscrips must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Type of unit
(1 flat box)
Label
Robert W. Brower Old Poodle Dog Restaurant Collection
Link
https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8p84jq1/
Note
  • A copy of the souvenir book, The Tale of a Poodle, edited and published by Louis Roesch, c1903 (second edition), was moved to the library's book catalog
  • The collection is stored on site
Extent
.2 cubic foot
Governing access note
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Robert W. Brower on April 26, 2019.
System control number
(OCoLC)1112125153
Terms governing use
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscrips must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Type of unit
(1 flat box)

Library Locations

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