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Preserving our past and present for the future by research, documentation and oral histories. It is culinary anthropology on the hoof, paw, root and leaf.



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Sunday Breakfast at Lou Mitchell's


Road Food: Exploring the Midwest

One Bite at a Time



Sunday Breakfast at Lou Mitchell's

Where Route 66 Began 


Sunday, April 29, 2012
9:00 am


Lou Mitchell’s
565 W. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 


Price: $20 (tax and gratuity included)
Limited Seating



You may choose from: 


* Pancakes with a choice of sides: ham or two pieces of bacon or two pieces sausage


* Waffle with a choice of sides: ham or two pieces of bacon or two pieces sausage

* Two eggs (egg whites optional) with choice of bacon, sausage or ham, then cooked and served in skilled with toasted homemade bread, homemade orange marmalade and hash brown potatoes.


Plus your choice of coffee, tea or milk.



Directions and Parking


From the North:
Take the Kennedy (I-90) to Jackson. 

Turn left (East) onto Jackson. 

Lou Mitchell’s is located on the Southeast corner, one door East of Jefferson.
From the South:
Take the Dan Ryan (I-94) which turns into the Kennedy (I-90) downtown.  Take the Kennedy (I-90) to Madison.
Exit on Madison, turn right (East).
Take Madison to Des Plaines, turn right (South) onto Des Plaines.
Take Des Plaines to Jackson, turn left (East) onto Jackson.
Lou Mitchell's located on the Southeast corner, one door East of Jefferson



There is a public parking lot on the Southwest corner as well as metered street parking. Please note that there is restricted parking on Jackson, as well as parking restrictions on Jefferson on     Thursdays and Fridays.




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