124 North State Street Unique in that it is a lone survivor on State Street of the World’s Fair days of 1893.  Interior very flowery, old-fashioned, ornate and Victorian.  A marble lady, with diaphanous material for protection against dust, stands at the entrance.  No sandwiches, but very good coffee cakes, layer cakes, confections, and excellent … Continue reading


La Cuisine Viennoise Although you may have nothing to do whatever with cloaks and suits in wholesale quantities, yet it is eminently worth your while to trek over to Chicago’s wholesale district at the west end of the Loop for a meal at the Weiss restaurant.  Alex Weiss has been caterer to the town’s wholesalers … Continue reading