Crush 2013 in Chicago’s Old Town

The Old Town neighborhood of Chicago is one of the most charming and historic neighborhoods in Chicago.

The Wells Street Crush in Chicago’s Old Town includes wine tastings, music and arts & crafts. Local restaurants will feature special pasta dishes on their fest menus.

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Polski: Przedstawienie Elwooda (Dan Aykroyd) oraz Jake’a (John Belushi). Plikiem źródłowym był File:Stencil Graffiti at Staromiejska Street in Szczecin Poland.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


When: September 14, 2013 – September 15, 2013

Times: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 14; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 15

Where: Wells Street, Chicago
(773) 868-3010

Here’s my Vino con Vista Video of the Fall Festival

The Old Town Triangle Historic District is located around North Avenue and Wells Street. It  is packed with turn-of -the-century and Victorian era architecture. It is the home of restaurants and bars like Benchmark, Topo Gigio, O’Brien’s, The Fireplace Inn and Kamehachi. The Fudge Pot has outstanding chocolates and taffy apples.

The neighborhood is also home to the famed The Second City improvisational comedy troupe that spawned Saturday Night Live. The Second City originated in Chicago‘s Old Town neighborhood.  Second City became a source of cast members for Saturday Night Live. Alumni include  John Belushi,  John CandyBill Murray,  Dan Aykroyd, and Gilda Radner.

Saturday Night Live (season 9)

Saturday Night Live (season 9) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Many of the streets and alleys pre-date the  Great Chicago Fire. My first residence, when I graduated from college, was in this neighborhood. It’s still my favorite part of the city. The neighborhood is home to St. Michael’s Church, where I was married. It was originally a Bavarian church and fortunately, this gorgeous church is one of seven churches in the city that survived the Chicago Fire. The Old Town Triangle Historic District  is in the National Register of Historic Places.

Every year, this neighborhood hosts an interesting Festival with live entertainment, art and cuisine from the neighborhood restaurants.
Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 13-14, 2013
Time: noon-10 p.m.
Location: On N. Wells St. between North Ave. and Schiller
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides and Apps @
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