Submitted by liz on Wed, 2014-11-12 11:44
Culled from: Drury, John. Dining in Chicago, New York: The John Day Company, 1931, pp. 245-246.
Note: The Newberry Library holds the personal papers of author John Drury.
COLOSIMO'S, 2126 South Wabash Avenue
Where Al Capone got his start. That was after "Big Jim" Colosimo went mysteriously and hastily to his eternal reward way back in 1920. His violent demise has never been solved. But all tKat is in the past. Today, Colosimo*s is just another night life center. The food and entertainment are on a par with those of other night clubs. There is a seven-course table d'hote dinner for $1.50, featuring a whole baby lobster. A la carte service at all hours. Jimmy Meo and his orchestra provide the music for dancing and the four nightly revues. Something of a novelty here are the "Horse Races," where you may act as jockey and perhaps win a prize. No, you won't get shot here, and the eminent Mr. Capone is never seen in the place — now that he's been graduated. Calumet 1127.
1931 - 1931