One of our researchers found this ad for the Convention Grill (known then as just the Convention) in a 1941 issue of the Town Crier, a monthly magazine for the Country Club neighborhood.
I love the photo of the Morningside diner (3912 Sunnyside Avenue), but the text is truly priceless. For those who might have difficulty reading it from the image, here it is:
Just as the name implies, the CONVENTION is the gathering place of residents of Metropolitan Edina.
Men have found it particularly convenient in their rush for those important early morning appointments to forget about disturbing the whole household, and enjoy a real "He Man's Breakfast", and be on their way.
Here's just a suggestion that will make a hit with your husband, ladies; on maid's night out, make a date to meet him at the CONVENTION for dinner, then get the youngsters together, and walk over, it will sharpen the appetite of the whole family and save you a lot of fuss.
If you're in line for a real tasty snack, after the theatre or card party, make a stop at the CONVENTION, we know there will be something on the menu to satisfy the hunger of everyone in the party.
Yes, truly the CONVENTION fills the bill for Edina families who enjoy the best in good eating. On each return visit to the CONVENTION Restaurant, you'll find more and more of your friends and neighbors, enjoying the comfortable, cozy, informality of the CONVENTION'S surroundings.
I can't decide what phrase makes me smile more: "He Man's Breakfast," or "maid's night out." The latter does bring to mind the old joke: Q. What does an Edina housewife make for dinner? A. Reservations. I know I'll be cooking tonight, but maybe we'll go to the Convention Grill (excuse me, CONVENTION) on "mom's night out" this weekend.
Happy Friday, everyone!
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