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Restaurants That Shaped Chicago’s Neighborhoods, 4/14
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    Post #1 - March 4th, 2018, 10:01 pm
    Post #1 - March 4th, 2018, 10:01 pm Post #1 - March 4th, 2018, 10:01 pm
    Chicago Foodways Roundtable presents

    Local Flavor:
    Restaurants That Shaped
    Chicago’s Neighborhoods


    Presented by Jean Iversen, Author

    Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 10 AM

    Bethany Retirement Community
    4950 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago 60640
    (West of Clark Avenue, South of Lawrence Avenue)
    Public transportation: Clark St. Bus Route 22 is nearby
    Free Parking street parking and a parking lot (info on reverse side)
    Cost: $3.
    Free to Bethany Retirement Community residents. All are welcome!

    The neighborhoods that make up Chicago’s rich cultural landscape are often defined by the restaurants anchoring them. Food writer Jean Iversen delved into this idea more deeply, capturing the histories of eight Chicago restaurants (Won Kow, Tufano’s Vernon Park Tap, Nuevo Leon, The Parthenon, Borinquen, Red Apple Buffet, Hema’s Kitchen, and Noon O Kabab) and the neighborhoods they helped shape (Chinatown, Little Italy, Pilsen, Greektown, Humboldt Park, Avondale, Little India, and Albany Park). Tracing the story of how these restaurants became neighborhood institutions.

    Iversen will offer highlights and anecdotes from her experiences researching her book, which includes firsthand accounts with local restaurateurs, their families, long-time customers and staff. Local Flavor: Restaurants That Shaped Chicago’s Neighborhoods (Northwestern University Press, 2018) weaves together ethnography, family, and food history into a story that will enthrall both food and Chicago history lovers. Books will be available for purchase.

    Jean Iversen has written about Chicagoland restaurants for 15 years. She published three editions of BYOB Chicago, a popular guide for the bring-your-own-bottle dining community, earning her the title of “BYOB Queen.” A veteran of the book publishing industry, Iversen has edited about 200 books for consumers and the professional services industry.

    This program is hosted by the Chicago Foodways Roundtable. To reserve, please e-mail: culinaryhistorians@gmail.com.

    http://www.CulinaryHistorians.org
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #2 - April 10th, 2018, 9:45 am
    Post #2 - April 10th, 2018, 9:45 am Post #2 - April 10th, 2018, 9:45 am
    A gentle reminder this event is this weekend.

    Won Kow is featured in this book, which recently closed. It is the last restaurant to close that was once in John Drury's guidebook from the 1930's.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast

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