July 12, 2011
I enjoy your Taylor Street Archive site and the stories on it. I’ve lived in Chicago for a pretty long time and am always interested in trying new things, particularly in old neighborhoods. I like the restaurants over on West Grand, Heart of Italy on 26 Street and of course Taylor Street. I enjoyed your story on the old club culture of Little Italy, “The Club,” and was considering taking your suggestion of going to the Blue Boys Club on a Friday to check it out with my girlfriend. However, I couldn’t find any other reference of it online and I didn’t see it last time I was over in the area, so I was wondering if it was still around? If not, is there a club still operating where one could have a similar experience? My girlfriend and I are always looking for interesting things to do–involving delicious food is a plus!–and that certainly sounded like it would fit the bill.
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer, and thanks for maintaining your fascinating site on Taylor Street.
July 13, 2011
“Blue Boys’ Club” is on Polk and Aberdeen. They may or may not cook up something to eat for its members on Fridays. Often they do. Johnnie Parise is unofficial Pres. 312-326-6240.
Vincent J. Romano
July 13, 2011
Thanks so much for your help. We will definitely head out to one of the clubs!