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Food Writer David Hagedorn Was Busy Cooking Calf's Liver in the 90s

Some old menus from the former chef's past.

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

The 1990s were practically a lifetime ago for food writer and Washington Post columnist David Hagedorn — back then, he was practicing an entirely different career as a chef.

Hagedorn shared some photos from his restaurant days from Eater, both from now-shuttered restaurants. West End Cafe's menu is from around 1990 or so, he says. The Trumpets menu is from spring and summer, 1997.

See dishes like tequila-marinated veal tenderloin and "grilled basket woven asparagus with a not really sauce Maltaise of saffron and orange."