The Valois Cafeteria opened in 1921 in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. It's a comfort-food, old school family tradition sort of place beloved by not only the neighborhood locals but people from around the world visiting the area. How can you not love the "See Your Food" signs outside the joint.
The last few years it has achieved particular fame because of one of its long-time patrons, Barack Obama. This was his favorite place to eat in Hyde Park and the restaurant of course has his favorite meal posted at the front of the line.
I'm glad to add this classic to my Chicago Night series.
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