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Posted on: June 16, 2022

[ARCHIVED] New Exhibit Celebrates Chicago's Most Famous Foods


NEW EXHIBIT Opens June 24 – October 2, 2022  

Eat Your Heart Out: Iconic Chicagoland Foods

Chicago’s food fame rests on three stalwart pillars: pizza, hot dogs, and Italian beef. Learn about the origins of these and other iconic Chicagoland eats and weigh in on whether there is ever a time when ketchup belongs on a hot dog, Italian beef is consumed wet or dry, or if pizza should be cut in squares or triangles. Explore the history of many classic Chicago food traditions as well as the often colorful innovators and establishments that earned the devotion of generations of foodies, including Vienna Beef, Portillo's, Lou Malnati's and more. Dip into the history of one of the legendary Chicago desserts -- the five-tiered Rainbow Cone – and kids can play at an interactive food service station. Cast your vote for your favorite Chicago specialties, and let the food fights begin! Sponsored by: Feze Roofing, Guaranteed Rate—John Noldan, Itasca Bank & Trust Company, Lakeside Bank.

Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst 

Admission: FREE  

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