Vienna Beef: Get’em While They’re Red Hot!

The entire quirky history of encased meats is out of the scope of this particular post (but see Bruce Kraig’s Hot Dog: A Global History if you’re hungry for more). We begin this story in 1893, at the World’s Colombian

Vienna Beef: Get’em While They’re Red Hot!

The entire quirky history of encased meats is out of the scope of this particular post (but see Bruce Kraig’s Hot Dog: A Global History if you’re hungry for more). We begin this story in 1893, at the World’s Colombian

To Market, to Market

I was stuffed. Full. Couldn’t take any more.  Every part of my body had been maxed out by the Maxwell Market.  My ears were ringing from the music, yelling, and from the sound of merchants and customers bargaining.  My nose

To Market, to Market

I was stuffed. Full. Couldn’t take any more.  Every part of my body had been maxed out by the Maxwell Market.  My ears were ringing from the music, yelling, and from the sound of merchants and customers bargaining.  My nose

When It Rains, It Pours: Morton Salt

Morton Salt has been based in Chicago since 1848 when Alonzo Richmond, a Syracuse businessman, arrived and began selling Onondaga Salt with his company Richmond & Company.  Richmond arrived in Chicago at a meaningful time.  Chicago was booming and was expanding

When It Rains, It Pours: Morton Salt

Morton Salt has been based in Chicago since 1848 when Alonzo Richmond, a Syracuse businessman, arrived and began selling Onondaga Salt with his company Richmond & Company.  Richmond arrived in Chicago at a meaningful time.  Chicago was booming and was expanding

Kraft: America’s Largest Food Manufacturer

Kraft Foods Inc. is a multinational food and beverage conglomerate, headquartered in Northfield, Illinois, just north of Chicago. Kraft Food Inc.’s modern brands come in an astonishing range from Cadbury and Oreo to Trident and Oscar Meyer, and, of course,

Kraft: America’s Largest Food Manufacturer

Kraft Foods Inc. is a multinational food and beverage conglomerate, headquartered in Northfield, Illinois, just north of Chicago. Kraft Food Inc.’s modern brands come in an astonishing range from Cadbury and Oreo to Trident and Oscar Meyer, and, of course,

The Flavor That Lasts: Wrigley’s Chewing Gum

The Wrigley Company, founded on April 1, 1891, was started by William Wrigley, Jr. when he arrived in Chicago from Philadelphia to carry on his father’s soap business. An excellent salesman, Wrigley provided a thank-you to merchants for carrying his

The Flavor That Lasts: Wrigley’s Chewing Gum

The Wrigley Company, founded on April 1, 1891, was started by William Wrigley, Jr. when he arrived in Chicago from Philadelphia to carry on his father’s soap business. An excellent salesman, Wrigley provided a thank-you to merchants for carrying his

Chicago: The Food City

The map above is the result of the Google query “Chicago food.” The red dots represent one basic level of what food looks like on the Chicago landscape, according to the data that Google has access to. But what do

Chicago: The Food City

The map above is the result of the Google query “Chicago food.” The red dots represent one basic level of what food looks like on the Chicago landscape, according to the data that Google has access to. But what do