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Jun 18, 2018 09:51 PM
Best Restaurants in Boystown

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Jun 11, 2018 10:32 PM
Weekly Planner: Taco Joint’s Specials and ROOF on theWit’s Movie Series

Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy hour is the happiest of all when you’re surrounded by bowling alleys, bocce courts, karaoke rooms and dart boards. The West Loop’s brand new Punch Bowl Social, a behemoth dining and gaming complex out of Denver, has jumped on the happy hour bandwagon, […]

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Jun 05, 2018 06:53 PM
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Greektown

Around the turn of the 20th century, the Greeks concentrated around the Harrison, Blue Island and Halsted area, originally known as the Deltaîbut. It was later renamed as Greektown. During the 1960s, Greektown was displaced by the Eisenhower Expressway and the University of Illinois at Chicago, forcing a move north a few blocks.

In 1968, gyros and saganaki (flaming cheese) were introduced to the United States by Chicago's Greektown. From 1970 to 1990, most of the restaurants and businesses opened, and the Taste of Greece summer festival became a tradition. In 1996, with the Democratic National Convention coming to town, the city of Chicago recognized Greektown's contribution to the city by pouring millions of dollars into street renovations and erecting traditional Greek temples and pavilions at the major intersections in Greektown.

Location Information

Address: 306 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60661

Neighborhood: Greek Town

Region: Chicago West

County: Cook County

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