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The deli that time forgot...


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The deli that time forgot...

KCyumyum | Aug 2, 2008 08:32 PM

Help me please, Chicago Chowhounders:

More than 20 years ago I was a summer intern at the law firm of Bell, Boyd & Lloyd (70 W. Madison). 20 years is a long time ago and I've never been back to Chicago since (nor did I become a lawyer!). But I'm going back now, and here's my quest:

Does anyone remember/know of an old timey deli that used to be just a block or two away from BB&L back then (late 80s)? The funny thing about this place was that it wasn't on the ground level. You went upstairs and it was this huge bustling lunchroom. I think I recall a huge central counter, but that could be wrong. Tons of tables, very noisy, bowls of pickles on the table, great matzo ball soup, or at least I thought so at the time (I've since spent 20 years in NYC so my standards may be different today).

It was the most interesting, most atmospheric place, and as these things go, it probably doesn't exist anymore or has since become a Starbucks, right? But maybe it still does??

Anyway, if this rings a bell with anyone, PLEASE let me know!

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