• Reader's guide to Chicago's lost iconic places

    by Justin Kaufmann & Monica Eng / Axios Chicago / March 21, 2022

    We recently wrote about favorite restaurants and small businesses that have closed during the pandemic and asked for your feedback.

    • It's not a comprehensive list, and as Jen G. pointed out last week, many of the restaurants once on the closed list have reopened. Here are some of your favorites that are still closed:

    Mary H: "I'm really going to miss the Thai Room on Western. It was probably one of my favorite restaurants in the city and the first I went to when we moved here in the '80s."

    Jen P: "It's a bummer to think of the restaurants/bars/breweries that have closed. In Oak Park I miss two of our four breweries, Wild Onion and Oak Park Brewing Company."

    Mike G: "Bombacigno's J & C. A former bar and sandwich shop on the southwest edge of the Loop, in which an Italian family (including a daughter of Al of Al's Italian Beef) cranked out fresh things like grilled eggplant sandwiches every day, it had an old Chicago feel that cannot be recreated or simulated — when it's gone, it's gone forever." Read more HERE



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