Servant Life at the Driehaus Museum

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum may have once been a home for Chicago’s elite, but what was it like for the servants who also lived here? Story Credit: Hannah Barg Music Credit: “Betty Dear” by Blue Dot Sessions https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/The_Pine_Barrens/Betty_Dear Music License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

Driehaus Museum’s Hidden Gems

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum is filled with Tiffany lamps and various pieces of art. But what aren’t you seeing in this ‘marble palace?’ Story Credit: Hannah Barg Music Credit: “Great is the Contessa” by Blue Dot Sessions https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/The_Contessa/Great_is_the_Contessa Music License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

Lettuce’s Mark on Chicago Dining

R.J. Grunts’ iconic salad bar paved the way for the salad bar craze more than 40 years ago. How else did Lettuce Entertain You transform Chicago dining? Story Credit: Janet Rausa Fuller Produced By: Stephanie Choporis Music Credit: “Number 0” by Jesse Spillane https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jesse_Spillane/Art_of_Presentation/Jesse_Spillane_-_Art_of_Presentation_-_11_Number_0 Music License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Dave’s Red Hots Perseveres

Since it’s opening, Dave’s Red Hots has survived race riots, among other things. And it’s still going strong. Story Credit: Janet Rausa Fuller  Produced By: Stephanie Choporis Music Credit: “Call for Surrender” by Jesse Spillane https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jesse_Spillane/Descent_of_the_Goober_Monster/Jesse_Spillane_-_Descent_of_the_Goober_Monster_-_13_Call_for_Surrender Music License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Ear to the Ground, Lips to the Whiskey Glass

With more than 550 varieties of whiskey, Untitled Supper Club already has one of the largest collections of American whiskey. And the list keeps growing. Story Credit: Andrea Michelson Music Credit: “Sidewalk Shade” by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4354-sidewalk-shade Music License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

George Wendt’s Favorite Bars

Actor George Wendt and his colleagues used to frequent John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd’s private bar during their Second City days. But which other city drinking spots are his favorites? Story Credit: Stephanie Choporis Additional Reporting By: Ryan Lund Music Credit: “The Shine” by Jahzzar https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/Tumbling_Dishes_Like_Old-Mans_Wishes/The_Shine Music License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

George Wendt Finds Humor

Despite his funny lines in various roles, actor George Wendt says he didn’t start out as a class clown. Story Credit: Stephanie Choporis Additional Reporting By: Ryan Lund Music Credit: “Take Me Higher” by Jahzzar https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/Tumbling_Dishes_Like_Old-Mans_Wishes/Take_Me_Higher_1626  Music License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/