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Windy City Road Warrior presents a Zoom event hosted by David Clark: "It's Greek to me! Greek-owned Restaurants on the Road"

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Windy City Road Warrior, InSites To Go, and Route66Chicago.com present host David Clark in a "virtual" presentation: It's Greek to Me! Greek-owned Restaurants on the Road

Get your kicks as we tell the stories of the Greek immigrant families that created the eateries we love!

Six Degrees of Route 66--on the 6th!

Date: December 6th, 2021

Time: 7:06 PM CDT ...or 66 Minutes after Six :)

["Doors" open at 6:56 PM]

PLUS - Join LIVE or WATCH Later!

Video available to ticket holders through December 27th!


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In this episode of "Six Degrees of Route 66" on December 6th, we interview Nick and Demi Adam, long-time proprietors of the Ariston Cafe in Litchfield, Illinois. The restaurant was founded by Nick's father, a Greek immigrant. It is one of the great Greek-owned restaurants along the road that locals and travelers love for its hospitality and great food.


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We will take a look at two iconic Chicago eateries: Lou Mitchell's, owned and operated by the Thanas family, and Miller's Pub, run by the Gallios Brothers and their family since the 1950s.


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And we will go back to see how it all began. The building in Chicago's Greektown that is now home to the Athenian Candle Company once displayed a sign that said "Look for Raklios Restaurants." So look I did, and I discovered the amazing story of John Raklios, a Greek immigrant who came to Chicago with just $10 to his name. Within a few years he was known as the Cafe King of Chicago, whose innovations in dining still resonate in our favorite eateries to this day.

These stories and more in It's Greek to Me! Greek-Owned Restaurants on the Road


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David Clark is an award-winning author of three books and dozens of magazine and journal articles focusing on local Chicago and Illinois history. His book Route 66 in Chicago won an award for Best Non-Fiction Book from the Illinois Women’s Press Association. He also does live and zoom presentations as well as walking and driving tours. His website is WindyCityRoadWarrior.com

Tours available at Route66Chicago.com

Route 66--on the 6th!

Date: October 6th, 2021

Time: 7:06 PM CDT ...or 66 Minutes after Six :)

["Doors" open at 6:56 PM]

PLUS - Join LIVE or WATCH Later!

Video available to ticket holders through October 27th!

Books - Postcards - Tour Gift Certificates

Ticket holders receive Discounts and Free Shipping on Featured Books, Postcards, and Tours! (Shipping within USA ONLY!)

3 Books by David Clark:


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2 Postcard Sets:

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Walking Tour Gift Certificates:


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Zoom Presentation Begins Sixty-Six Minutes after Six! (i.e. 7:06 PM Central Time)

LIVE Date: December 6th, 2021

Video available: December 7-27, 2021

Register Now!

Questions? 312-432-1284 OR email: dave@windycityroadwarrior.com

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