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Sep 19, 2023Liked by Jolene Handy

I’m guessing they don’t serve goat cheese on their burgers... strangely that’s where my mind goes!

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Ha! I’ll ask next time! 😂

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I love ‘70s SNL so much. I had a VHS tape of Gilda Radner’s greatest hits when I was a kid

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So great! Roseanne Rosannadana!

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Now there is a no-nonsense cheeseburger!

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No-Frills Delicious!

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This is everything! How fun and fantastical. No burgers here but an inedible veggie burger with unfamiliar ingredients. Lol. The SNL cast then was so magical. And love Bob Newhart too. Quite an eclectic installment. Thank you for another Time Travel Kitchen Adventure!

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Thank you, Amy! I agree with you about the SNL cast AND love that Bob! 😂

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Love Bob, too!

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Legend!

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😂😂😂

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Yes! Every post is indeed an adventure.

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Hi, Joan! 👋 Hope you’re well, I saw the name change coming. 👍

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Thanks Jolene—new name in a couple of days. I'm excited!

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👍👏👏👏

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Sep 25, 2023Liked by Jolene Handy

So, I'm reminded of when I first started my business in the late 70's and in order to get several real estate editors to the Chicago suburbs to tour some new model homes I asked Sam Sianis to cater our bus trip. He did and every single reporter came. It was awesome! (Beer helped. LOL)

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I couldn’t love this story more, Deborah! Brilliant! 🍔 🍻

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The DC location closed at some point during the pandemic. Too bad was a solid lunch option.

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Thanks for letting me know, Wyatt, I will edit that in, sorry to hear,

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It’s like a burger speakeasy!

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Exactly!

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This was a blast Jolene. Kudos for celebrating National Cheeseburger Day and sharing a bit of hidden Chicago. I did not celebrate the holiday -- bad planning. Real fun to know it inspired the SNL skit.

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Thanks, Mark! I loved it! 🍔 🐐

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This is the place that is more of a cultural experience than a restaurant. Unfortunately, I’ve been to the one in DC which is not.

This makes me think I should write about Ollie’s Trolley which is DC’s historic burger!

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Yes! I’d love to read about Ollie’s, Mia, and I’ll link to your post! 🍔

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Cheez UNDER the burger? What sorcery is this? Also, “Your goat is too smelly” 😂brilliant x

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“What sorcery is this?”🤣 I got the double and there’s another patty under the cheez 🍔 and, yes, the goat 🐐 was insulted! 😂

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Sep 20, 2023Liked by Jolene Handy

Added to my maps as Want To Visit 😆👍

Now I just need to find myself in Chicago.

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Yes!!! Come visit, Nathan! 😃🍔 🌭

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What a great bit of Chicago history. I love all the connecting pieces!

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Thanks, Vicki! Just saw your cocktail shaker piece! 🙌 ✨

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Sep 20, 2023Liked by Jolene Handy

I just watched the SNL sketch, hilarious! I'm really craving a "cheezborger!" What a fun and informative read❤️

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Ha! So glad you watched, Pam! And thank you 😊 🍔

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Cheezborgers—yet another reason to visit your beloved city, Jolene! The Billy Goat Tavern sounds like a great find—and a super read!

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Thank you, Ruth, I think it would be a place you and Jeff would love! ❤️

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I went to Billy Goat with my college newspaper crew and the energy was so wild--no other place like it! No Coke!

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Pepsi!! 😂 I agree, Ashley, one of a kind!

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The original was a trip. I was taken there by a friend at the Tribune. It lives in distant (and smoky) memory. After they expanded, it was just like any other franchise. There was one across the hall from us at WBEZ in Navy Pier. We went there if we were nearly broke. They took pity on us and we could get a grilled cheese for $2.50.

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Wow, a $2.50 grilled cheese when you’re hungry and broke is a very good thing! The BG I went to was subterranean, under Michigan Ave. across from the Trib building with what looked to be a very old and well worn bar (and barstools!)

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Yes, that is the classic. It has a pungent aroma down there when it rains.

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😂😂😂

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