Richland Library 2019

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Richland Library has been working on digitizing its nearly 200 local cookbooks and menus, and some are now available through the Walker Local and Family History Center.

“Some of these are very unique and hard to find, so we thought creating a digital collection of cookbooks and menus would give people in the community a chance to check out these items and inspire them to try out some ‘old school’ recipes,” says Dusty Roether, a librarian of the center. “This collection is a great addition to our digital collections website because it allows us to showcase more unique parts of our community’s history.”

The collection features cookbooks, menus and additional information about the restaurants from old newspaper articles.

The library is interested in menus from restaurants that are no longer open as well as cookbooks from local organizations or communities that have histories included, says Roether. The materials can be digitized by the library and returned, for those who don’t want to donate materials permanently.

This resource can be accessed at

Hot Dog Shop Offers Specials

Evil Weiner, the pop-up hot dog shop inside of Scoopy Doo gelato shop in Five Points, is putting on a hot promotion. On Weiner Wednesdays, buy one hot dog (toppings excluded), and get one free. But the toppings, named after famous horror actresses, are worth ponying up the extra cash for. Evil Weiner offers beef, veggie or chicken chipotle hot dogs, or an Italian sausage, for whatever dog mood you’re feeling. On Fridays in February, buy an evil dog and get a free small gelato or sorbetto. Scoopy Doo and Evil Weiner are at 725 Saluda Ave.

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