Andy Sturdevant is a writer and artist living in a sector of the city adjacent to the Witch District. He is working on a few projects about crows, dial-a-menu hotlines and MS-DOS. He's on Instagram at @sturdevantland, or at www.andysturdevant.com.
Every morning in kitchens and cafeterias located within hospitals, churches, community centers and military bases across America, men and women still read the day's menu for pre-recorded menu hotlines. From Kent, Washington to Lewiston, Maine, these recorded messages offer a glimpse into how Americans eat, speak, work and cook. Often recorded in noisy kitchens, the anonymous hotline readers are alternately funny, straightforward, pious or eccentric in their recounting of the breakfast and lunch menus prepared in these institutions.
The Future resident Andy Sturdevant has collected eighty of the best of these hotlines, and will be playing recordings of -- and making live calls to -- some of his favorites.
Picture: At the cafeteria in the Miami Valley Hospital, home of the Rubicon Cowboy. Courtesy the Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH.