Chicago is not known for its coffee shops, either of the Seattle cappuccino type or of the Los Angeles diner type. But there are a few of the latter kind scattered around the city.
And the good old Ohio House, a great little Googie-style motel and restaurant
I love signs with cartoon figures alongside the words. Many of these signs in Chicago are from the mid-20th century, when such characters were most popular.
Inspired by Bill Swislow's Gyros Project, here are a few of my photos of that delicious meat kissed by flames while rotating on a spit:
This huge gyro in the midst of an inferno was an impressive relic of a restaurant previous to Peralvillo's Mexican Food. Several years ago the whole building was torn down to build condos and a Walgreens.