Talks & Tours
2019 03/07 “Lost Restaurants of Chicago” bites & books at Lawry’s

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“Lost Restaurants of Chicago” bites & books
Join us Thurs., March 7, 2019, for a very special evening of bites and books at Lawry’s The Prime Rib.  On the menu will be nibbles and nostalgia, as Borzo and Hot Doug’s very own Doug Sohn (who wrote the Foreword to “Lost Restaurants of Chicago”) will show a brief PowerPoint and discuss favorite bygone restaurants. Come see which ones you remember. $50 covers bites and a book—or pay just $25 for the bites, which will include Lawry’s signature mini prime rib sliders, mini Chicago hot dogs, arancini and crab cakes, as well as Lawry’s legendary spinning salad!
Tickets available from Shannon Tauschman at 312-787-5000 or online by clicking here.
Lawry’s (100 E. Ontario) is the perfect place to launch a new restaurant book because the building used to be the home of Kungsholm, known for its Swedish smorgasbord and miniature grand puppet opera! We’ll cover that, a bit of history of the building (a former McCormick mansion) and tell stories about favorite lost restaurants—from The Blackhawk to Gordon; Maxim’s to Hot Doug’s; etc.
Borzo will also hold a free drawing for two copies of his recent book, “Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains.” Questions: call Borzo at 312-636-8968.

Posted by Greg Borzo on 11/13 at 12:26 PM

2019 03/24 The “L” — Chicago’s Biggest “Mover & Shaker”

Sun., March 24, 2019, 2:00 pm  Free and open to the public. River Forest Public Library,  735 Lathrop Ave, River Forest, Ill.  For more information, call 312-636-8968.

The world-famous Chicago “L” has been running 24/7 for 127 years. See how it came to be and why it needs to be preserved. This rich historical PowerPoint presentation will be lavishly illustrated with more than 100 images. Also, it will feature a nod to major motion pictures that celebrate the “L.”
Mass transit never looked so good!

A signed copy of one of Borzo’s books about the fountains, cable cars, biking or the “L” would make a great gift for you or your friends!

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Posted by Greg Borzo on 02/27 at 05:34 PM

2019 12/27: “Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains”—Lively PowerPoint

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Fun, informative, lavishly illustrated PowerPoint presentation. Join us!!
“Go with the flow” and learn about the Windy City’s many artistic, historical and inspiring fountains.

Time and place to be determined Free and open to the public. For more info, call 312-636-8968.

Chicago is wet and wild! Program will feature an engaging PowerPoint highlighting Chicago’s typically overlooked fountains. Come find out why Chicago’s overlooked fountains should be discovered, appreciated and celebrated. Every attendee will receive a free map to help you discover Chicago’s most interesting fountains and explore the city through these beautiful, interesting, telling fountains. The program will end with a free raffle of books, photos and other cool items.

You will be surprised at the number and variety of fountains in Chicago. A signed copy of Borzo’s new book “Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains” would make a great gift—to you and your friends.

Posted by Greg Borzo on 04/26 at 03:21 PM