surprisingly margie's hasn't changed much since these cousins started going in their youth.  that's probably true for anyone that started going when margie's opened in 1921!  same booths, same table-side jukeboxes, same awesome ice cream sundaes housed in white clamshells.  what was new to us on this visit is how good the egg salad is!  we never considered ordering off the "food" side of the menu but, if you haven't been to margie's lately, go and try something in addition to the ice cream. 

1960 North Western, Chicago

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  1. What a great surprise! I had forgotten all about Margies's.
    My favorite memory is of the chocolate "sponges" sold at
    the Standard Club that I brought home to you. xxxxx