The Book Cellar
Greg Borzo will be at the Book Cellar to talk about his new book, Lost Restaurants of Chicago!
About Greg Borzo:
Greg Borzo is an award-winning journalist and public-relations professional, as well as a tour guide, public speaker and author. He was born in Chicago and has worked fulltime as a writer at the Field Museum, American Medical Association and University of Chicago Borzo has written many successful books, including: The Chicago “L;” Chicago Cable Cars; Where to Bike: Chicago; and Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains. To share his knowledge of and enthusiasm for these topics, he has given hundreds of presentations and tours. The presentations have been at libraries, schools, clubs, civic groups, community organizations, churches, museums and other venues. The tours (walking, biking, bus) have been for the Chicago History Museum, Chicago Cycling Club, Forgotten Chicago, Women Bike Chicago, Active Transportation Alliance and other organizations. In every case, Borzo engages his audience—entertaining in addition to informing them. With a BA in cultural anthropology from Grinnell College and an MA in journalism from Northwestern University, Borzo has won two Peter Lisagor Awards; a Golden Trumpet from the Publicity Club of Chicago; honorable mention at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards; the Grinnell College Alumni Award; a Certificate of Excellence from the Illinois State Historical Society, and many other honors. Borzo lives in the South Loop to take advantage of all the art and architecture, music and museums, cultural events and literary happenings, history and restaurants that the Windy City has to offer.
About Lost Restaurants of Chicago:
Lost Restaurants of Chicago is the newest addition to The History Press’s American Palate series. The book is written by local author Greg Borzo, and is set to release on December 3, 2018. Many of Chicago’s greatest or most unusual restaurants are “no longer taking reservations,” but they’re definitely not forgotten. From steakhouses to delis, these dining destinations attracted movie stars, fed the hungry, launched nationwide trends and created a smorgasbord of culinary choices. Stretching across almost two centuries of memorable service and adventurous menus, this book revisits the institutions entrusted with the city’s special occasions. Noted author Greg Borzo dishes out course after course of fondly remembered fare, from Maxim’s to Charlie Trotter’s and Trader Vic’s to the Blackhawk.