Submitted by liz on Wed, 2014-11-12 11:42
Culled from: Drury, John. Dining in Chicago, New York: The John Day Company, 1931, pp. 130-131.
Note: The Newberry Library holds the personal papers of author John Drury.
Chop suey and chicken chow mein have replaced the Martini cocktails and champagne that graced the tables of this basement dining room when William ("Smiley") Corbett conducted his famous Cabaret here many years ago. Today, the Bamboo Inn, located in the hectic center of showland, is popular with young girls and their boy friends, as well as visiting farmers and others from the tank towns of the midland. It is a quiet, innocent Chinese restaurant where the chop suey is good and where you may dance to the strains of Steve Leonardo's orchestra. No cover charge and open until late.
1931 - 1931