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Comfort Society: Ten Big Ideas That Make Chicago Its Own Kind of Town

Beyond hot dogs and Chicago-style pizza, what are some other distinctly Chicago dishes? And Chicago's famous for its architecture, but why? From engineering marvels that make the city work to the unique physical qualities of our local landscape, Chicago is a city unlike any other. We made the world's first Ferris Wheel and the Wienermobile, too, and so many innovations across history. On this fun talk full of visuals, you'll get great cultural insight and surprises whether you are a Chicago transplant or a longtime resident.

Amanda Scotese is the founder and Executive Director of Chicago Detours, a tour company for curious people. ChicagoDetours' mission is to share stories and places even locals don't know.

Comfort Society is a weekly series that invites attendees to hear a lecture, participate in a workshop, discuss evocative topics, and learn something new every Sunday at 1pm during the farmer's market. Comfort Society is proudly sponsored by Intelligentsia Logan Square.

Earlier Event: October 22
Forms & Features: Poetry Workshop
Later Event: November 1
Lykanthea @ Comfort Station