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9 years ago
jk
Nardo's! Crust ultra greasy on the bottom, formed into soft wet pillows on top from the steam generated underneath the impermeable layer of yellow cheese. The completely covered middle squares were the best because the crust itself had little flavor, but we would compete for the tiny triangular "corner" pieces where the extra sauce always seemed to hide. Slicker Sam's in Melrose Park,
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9 years ago
jk
Chipast, wasn't Tastee-Hastee the one that included lettuce on their dogs? And I remember the Red Star Inn after it moved to Irving Park.
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9 years ago
jk
Kchi, Northwestern eventually took over a branch at Milwaukee & Belmont, close to my family's home, around the time the neighborhood was experiencing a tide of new Polish immigrants. (I'm third generation, myself.) I grew up with my relatives speaking Polish around us mostly when they didn't want the kids to understand, and I had seen one Polish shop after another close down before I went a
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12 years ago
jk
I don't remember a powder, but it was sold as a syrup base, in squat bottles.
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12 years ago
jk
Klaus had a shoe store added on at the south end of the block. I took accordion lessons from a guy who was in that general area -- might even have been a second-floor office above part of the Klaus complex. Klaus was where you went for your First Communion suit and "good" pants. Goldblatt's basement was also the cut-rate department. That intense buttery popcorn smell did fill the plac
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12 years ago
jk
The now defunct (Archbishop) Weber High at 5252 W. Palmer had sports teams named the Red Horde, supposedly after an Indian tribe. In the 60s, at least, a pep squad of fake Indians would pose on the waterfalls for their yearbook photo.
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