The menu is a restaurant staple that is often underrated and overlooked. No, not the actual food items listed—that is, after all, what brought you to a particular eatery—but the menu itself: the artwork, the depictions, and the style. In the new book Menu Design in America, editor Jim Heimann and contributing authors Steven Heller and John Mariani compile a history of menus and the way in which they have evolved throughout American history. Complete with stunning photography, this 400-page quintessential coffee table book showcases our nation’s history, cultural trends, and social revolutions by way of menu graphics and design. It will certainly make you notice the menu the next time you find yourself dining out! Menu Design in America, published by Taschen, is available in stores and online for $60.