A fun bit of twooting today as a tangent on a tangent led to the confirmation that there was a bar or restaurant of some sort in late Victorian London. BB found this photo. This ad was provided care of Martyn while ATJ wondered why there was a dedicated German beer palace in the heart of London. BB came back with the name of the guy running the 'Spaten Beer Buffet' in 1899: G. Sedlmayer.
Just a little puzzle on a Thursday, a game of collective Google searching. But it does illustrate neatly the immediate availability of both data and people with bit and pieces of ideas who can help interpret the data. It was a recommended dining spot for delegates to a late 1800's Congress of the International Council of Women. Never knew there was one let alone a few. Spaten was maybe a trendy thing Britian, you know, pre-WWI. It was on the Titanic. Sci-fi places a sibling outlet in Leicester Square in 1910.
It must have been fun. You know.... before the war.