Manufacturer: Shenango China
User: Mr. Pic's Restaurant and Pic's Broiler Pit
Date of plate: 1967
Date of cup: 1969
Notes: Pic's Restaurant and Pic's Broiler Pit were two San Francisco California restaurants both located on Lombard Street. Pic's Restaurant was at 2346 Lombard, and Pic's Broiler Pit was at 2352 Lombard. According to the matchbook shown above, there was also a third restaurant called the Carving Board at 25 Grove Street at the Civic Center.
It is not known exactly when these restaurants opened and closed, but both examples shown above are dated in the late 1960's. It is also not known at which restaurant the china was used or if it was used at both.
White body plate and cup. The plate has the word "Pic's" in an all capital stylized font left of center in burgundy. There is a burgundy airbrushed strip in the upper right corner. The cup has the same font in burgundy on the side with a burgundy airbrushed stripe above and to the right.
Photos contributed by Sean Feeney
ID and matchbooks contributed by Roland S. Burritt