This long runnning eatery was a downtown Chicago staple and it will soon be no more. In my early years at Columbia College in the South Loop, going to Ronnie’s was a way knowing you were for sure downtown. It was always cozy and inviting spot for working-class folks. It was not a place for the upper class, it was for everyone hustling somewhere to take a load off and eat something good. CBS Chicago reported it today, and no official reason has been given for the closure.
2020, unfortunately, is a year that’s going to take more than a few beloved businesses around our area due to financial hardships and the constant haunting of COVID-19. Let’s get through it together.
A big beefy dinner or a breakfast was always on the menu.’Chicago’s Best’ documented their meaty good meals.