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Cadillac Bar & Grill margaritas menu

Contributed by Frank Grießhammer on Jul 20th, 2017. Artwork published in
circa 2012
Cadillac Bar & Grill margaritas menu
Photo: Frank Grießhammer. License: All Rights Reserved.

The Cadillac Bar & Grill in the Civic Center of San Francisco offers Mexican delicacies like Fajitas, Enchiladas and puffy (can’t-get-enuffy) Tacos – but the true jewel is the Margaritas Menu. Every Margarita’s unique flavor is represented with a unique typeface! A feast for the eyes (and taste buds)!

The font selection is interesting: some obvious defaults and system fonts (Copperplate, Rosewood, Gill Kayo) are mixed in with less-often seen typefaces (Rage Italic – perhaps more appropriate for the California Margarita).

The ones most difficult to identify were Doghouse (Spicy Pineapple Margarita) from the House Industries General Collection, and Morteza, from the now-defunct Bright Ideas foundry. (Thanks to Nancy Windesheim, the designer for helping me figure those out!)


  • Koloss
  • Copperplate Gothic
  • Charlemagne (Adobe)
  • Goudy Text
  • Gill Kayo
  • Rosewood
  • Curlz
  • Quaint / Desdemona
  • Rage Italic
  • Fajita
  • Morteza
  • Doghouse
  • Gotham
  • Caflisch Script




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2 Comments on “Cadillac Bar & Grill margaritas menu”

  1. What’s especially impressive about this design is Nancy’s tricks for making single style designs look like two-layer with some stroke coloring. This works especially well on Fajita.

  2. I like how Fajita comes in Mild and Picante styles; Mild being used here.

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