From Vienna to Michoacán: A Walking Tour of Chicago Street Food Culture and History | Newberry

From Vienna to Michoacán: A Walking Tour of Chicago Street Food Culture and History

Led by Bill Savage. Six sessions. 6 - 7:30 pm.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Thurdsays, September 26 - October 31

6 - 7:30 pm

Online registration has closed. Please call 312-255-3700.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (August 27 at 9 am** – September 13 at 4 pm): $210
Regular Registration Price (September 13 at 4 pm – first day of class): $231

** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

Online registration has closed. Please call 312-255-3700 to register.

Seminar Description

Whether from Vienna, Bari, Mississippi, or Michoacán, immigrants have brought their foodways, along with their work ethic, to Chicago. In this seminar, we will explore the history of Chicago’s diverse street food cultures in order to discuss Chicago history more broadly. Two meetings will take place at the Newberry, with historical presentations and readings; the other meetings will be (weather-dependent) walking tours of neighborhoods, followed by (optional, but highly recommended) meals at restaurants that exemplify our topics.

Six sessions. E - $210, L - $231

Bill Savage teaches Chicago literature, history, and culture in the English Department at Northwestern University by day; by night, he navigates Chicago via its hot dog stands, taquerias, and bars. He has taught adult education seminars at the Newberry Library since 1992.

Materials List

Required:

  • A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.