If you want a little food for thought, look no further than the city's eclectic food past.
Created by pjh477 on Jul 3, 2011
Last updated: 07/13/11 at 03:03 PM
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About 200,000 attend the first Taste of Chicago on Michigan Avenue. Photo by cytosine.
Saturday Night Live mimic the way Billy Goat Tavern staff yell out orders. "Cheezborger! Cheezborger! No fries, cheeps! No Pepsi, Coke!" Photo by Jeremy Keith.
On October 6 the Cubs entered game four of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers at Wrigley Field. A local Greek, William "Billy Goat" Sianis, owner of the Billy Goat Tavern and a Cubs fan, bought two tickets to game four. One for himself and one for his pet goat. When his goat wasn't allowed in the park Sianis cursed the team: "The Cubs ain't gonna win no more. The Cubs will never win a World Series so long as the goat is not allowed in Wrigley Field." Although many attempts have been made to lift the curse, the Cubs have never made it to the World Series since that dismal day. Photo by Guano.
After supposedly inventing Chicago deep-dish, Ike Sewell and Ric Riccardo open Pizzeria Uno to serve it. Photo by Eric Chan.
James Dewar, baking manager at the Continental Baking Co. (now Hostess) invents a vanilla, cream-filled pastry. Dewar is said to have eaten two Twinkies every day until he died in 1935. Photo by Christian Cable.
Hot dog carts serve "meals on a bun" for a nickel in the city's streets during the Depression. Here, the Chicago-style hot dog was born. Photo by Jeremy Keith.
J.L. Kraft started a wholesale cheese business in Chicago, later opening Kraft's first cheese factory in Stockton. Photo by Michelle Tribe.
More than 1 million visitors attend the opening of the World's Columbian Exposition. Many products introduced at the fair, including Cracker Jacks, Cream of Wheat, Shredded Wheat, Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer, and Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Gum, are today’s American food staples. Photo by Robin Riat.
The National Confectioners Association, one of the oldest trade associations in the world, was founded by 69 confectionery manufacturers. As Chicago turns into America's candy capital, it also becomes home to the American Dental Association in 1918 and the American Dietetic Association in 1917. Photo by Curt Smith.
The Great Fire left only five restaurants in the city directory. Now, Chicago boasts over 6,000. Photo by Marcin Wichary.