Estate sale find! Old restaurant review! Jack Shelton's Private Guide To Restaurants! Jack Juhasz & Jack Shelton. By mail order subscription only! 8 pages!
THE CAPRICE - Tiburon, Ca.
TAJ OF INDIA - San Francisco, Ca.
OSCAR'S BISTRO - Hayward, Ca.
The cartoon depicts a chef lying on the ground holding a review by Jack Shelton, caption reads... "guess who came to dinner."
Jack Shelton... He started the first restaurant newsletter in San Francisco and wrote about food for the Pacific Sun and Focus. He gave restaurant criticism a good name when many critics were still eating on the cuff.
Proud of writing unvarnished reviews, Shelton valued his anonymity as a reviewer. Indeed, he wore a mask at one public forum: a 1974 Board of Supervisors hearing where he testified in favor of a measure that would have required restaurants to label frozen entrees on their menus. Jack Shelton passed away in 1984.