Lost Restaurants of Chicago - Attend In Person
About this event
Well-known author Greg Borzo dishes out course after course of stories about the Windy City’s most beloved bygone restaurants— from sizzling steakhouses to tiki bars; from diners to delis; from ethnic eateries to hotel restaurants; from Trader Vic’s to the Blackhawk. Chicago restaurants have fed the hungry and helped us celebrate special occasions. They have attracted movie stars, launched nationwide trends and created a smorgasbord of culinary choices. This program about bygone restaurants is sure to spark magnificent memories. Signup required.
Savor the stories of Chicago’s favorite eateries that over two centuries have been inspired by two world’s fairs, built by waves of immigrants, dreamt up by creative entrepreneurs, opened by world-class chefs and enjoyed by tourists and locals alike.
Speaker bio: Greg Borzo is an award-winning journalist who has worked for the Field Museum, the American Medical Association, and the University of Chicago. Born in Chicago, Borzo has written several books about The Windy City, including Lost Restaurants of Chicago, Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains, Chicago’s Cable Cars, Where to Bike Chicago, The Chicago “L”, and A History Lover's Guide to Chicago.
Borzo earned a Bachelor’s Degree at Grinnell College and a Master’s Degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has won several awards, including Grinnell College’s Alumni Award, two Peter Lisagor Awards (one of Chicago’s top journalism honors) and four Golden and Silver Trumpets from the Publicity Club of Chicago.
Borzo gives talks and tours about fountains, cable cars, the “L” and the World’s Columbian Exposition for the Chicago History Museum, Chicago Cycling Club, Forgotten Chicago and many other organizations, including libraries, clubs, churches, and senior citizen groups. He lives in the South Loop to best enjoy all the art and architecture, music and museums, history, and mystery that our beautiful city has to offer.