Let’s celebrate Chicago’s 175th birthday. On Sunday, March 4, 2012, my glorious, world-class Vino con Vista City will turn 175 years old! If you look at the city seal on the left, you will see the phrase “Incorporated 4th March 1837.”
If you follow my blog, you know that I love Chicago! I have written many posts about Chicago’s architectural jewels that line our gorgeous skyline and the famous architects who designed them.
There are posts about “Restaurant Week” and “Chef Week” highlighting fabulous restaurants and Celebrity Chefs like Charlie Trotter that participate in philanthropic fund-raisers. I even wrote about the 1893 Columbian Exposition and the first Ferris Wheel that drew many curious thrill-seekers to the “White City” at the turn of the century.
Marilyn Monroe graces Michigan avenue and the famous Daley Dynasty has run the city for decades. We even sent our home-town guy, Barack Obama to Washington to serve as the nation’s CEO. Chicago has so many accomplishments to celebrate for every year on her birthday cake.
Over the weekend, many of Chicago’s landmark buildings like WIllis Tower, the Hancock Building, Trump Towers and the Merchandise Mart will turn blue to celebrate the Grand-Dame of the Midwest. Happy Birthday Chicago!!!!