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Things to do TODAY in Chicago

August 8, 2010

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Personally, I’m way too old for Lollapalooza.  But if you’re into that sort of thing…’s a great day for it.

But for a mature (i.e. gray haired) guy with a checkered shirt, whose cd collection skews toward Sinatra, Prima and Martin, please grab the kids and some chianti in a wicker covered bottle and head over to one of Chicago’s oldest and coolest neighborhoods – Little Italy / Taylor Street – for Italian Fest!    

This is a great neighborhood.  And authentic!  My grandfather owned a shop right on Taylor in the 1920 when it was truly the gateway for Italian immigrants to “the city that works.”  In fact, I still may have his alarm system (that would be his single shot shotgun that was kept under the counter!). 

Some of Chicago’s best loved restaurants, including RoSal’s, Pompeii Bakery and of course, Mario’s Italian Lemonade stand, sit on famous Taylor Street.  So come on by, hear some great italian music, and help yourself to a nice italian ice.

Oh, and when “pa” had his store there, the premier real estate company in Chicago was a nice family owned shop run by the Baird family – Baird & Warner has been selling real estate since 1855….

John D'Ambrogio loves Mario's Italian ice

John D


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