Luncheon Program | Lost Restaurants of Chicago | Greg Borzo

  • 03/08/2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago


  • Program only, does not include the meal.
  • Speaker and speaker's guest; event administrator, A/V technician

Registration is closed

Popular luncheon speaker Greg Borzo returns with a rollicking tale of vanished Chicago restaurants. He’ll be taking us on a tour that begins in the 1800’s and makes stops at restaurants and eateries that established trends, provided grist for the gossip columns and reflected life be-fore credit cards, cell phones, and calorie listings on the menus.

Greg spent his career as a writer for Modern Railroads, Traffic World, the American Medical Association, the Field Museum and the University of Chicago. An award-winning journalist, he has now trained his sights on the sights and sounds and institutions that bring Chicago history to life. He’s written books about when Chicago had more cable cars than San Francisco (and gave a fascinating talk about it to Caxtonians), about our city’s fountains, about the L, and more.

You can no longer make reservations at the restaurants whose stories he will reveal in his generously illustrated presentation, but he’ll briefly resurrect them in a way that will have you imagining the snap of a MaitreD’s fingers, the bustle of a diner at lunchtime, and the showman-ship that accompany’s a spinning salad bowl.

March 8 Luncheon: Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard. Buffet in 3rd Floor Marble Room opens at 11:30 am; program 12:30-1:30 in room 710. Luncheon is $35. Program free but please let us know you’re coming by Wednesday noon. Reservations or cancellations for lunch by noon Wednesday the week of the luncheon. Reserve at, call 312-255-3710, or e-mail .


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710