De Lazon's (restaurant)
Submitted by liz on Wed, 2014-11-12 11:42
Note: The Newberry Library holds the personal papers of author John Drury.
DE LAZON'S, 127 North Dearborn Street
Few of the many Rialtoites who dine in this interesting restaurant across the street from the Cort Theatre know that it is on the first floor of the only leaning skyscraper in the world. Observing it from across the street, the American Bond & Mortgage Company building (built by the late Governor John P. Altgeld, easily reveals the incline in its upward thrust. But don't be alarmed. It has been standing this way for over a generation. De Lazon's serves good food, the waitresses are bright and cheerful, and the cakes, pies, and pastries made in its own ovens are highly satisfying. It is open from 7 A.M. to 10 P.M. And don't forget to look over the unique and clever carvings in wood, the work of Tud Kempf, which adorn the walls. Kempf, although known popularly as "The King of the Whittlers," is a serious artist and his creations in wood are highly regarded by the local art critics. These samples may help you to digest your food. There are also many autographed photographs of theatrical stars on the walls.
Maitre d'hotel: Nick Luzon