Submitted by liz on Wed, 2014-11-12 11:42
Culled from: Drury, John. Dining in Chicago, New York: The John Day Company, 1931, pp. 131-132.
Note: The Newberry Library holds the personal papers of author John Drury.
Another eating parlor distantly removed from Randolph Street, but part and parcel of the town's theatrical life. Many stage stars who live in the Hotel McCormick just over the river, in which this restaurant is located, dine here in the wee small hours. During the day and early evening, this unit in George J. Annes' Chicago chain of lunch rooms is quiet and of no particular importance. But after two in the morning it takes on life. Actors, chorines, vaudevillians, race track men, fisticuff artists, and an occasional newspaperman or two, are usually present. At one table you might see Tony Canzoneri, the fighter, entertaining a couple of friends; eight chorus girls from Earl Carroll's show might be at another; Bernardine Hayes, voted "the greatest girl radio star," comes in often; Jock Malone, once one of the country's foremost fighters, sits in a corner working on cross-word puzzles. And they are all served by Angelo, probably the most traveled waiter in town, who speaks five languages.
1931 - 1931