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Memory Lane

N Tocus | Feb 14, 200301:20 AM

Does anyone else remember these long-gone Chicago restaurants? Tofenetti's was where the art students' dorm is now at State and Randolph. For every season they had a specialty they prepared in the window, strawberry shortcake in the springtime, big baked Idaho potatoes in the winter, etc.. Bit of Sweden was (I think)on Rush and had a wonderful smorgasbord. Tai Sam Yon on 63rd Street had shrimp with black bean sauce that we've never forgotten. And I remember a Valentine's Day dinner at Continental Gourmet in Hyde Park (57th Street) when a tureen of shrimp bisque, two giant pork chops, vegetables, and dessert cost $2.95 per person. Does anyone else remember Dixie Cream Doughnuts? Or Askow's Bakery when kolachkys cost five cents apiece? Or the Hi-Lo supermarkets where Apple Bay applesauce, naturally pink and made of McIntosh apples, cost ten cents a can?

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