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Remember Me Ramova

A meal at the Ramova Grill, while it was open, was “just about getting fed,” reminisced chef Mark Mendez from behind the former diner’s counter, pouring his version of the classic Ramova chili into a serving dish at the same time.

Cooling Off

“This isn’t retro, this is vintage,” says Bill Gertos, stern but smiling. Busy frying up eggs over-easy, burgers, and hashbrowns seven days a week at the 82-year old Ramova Grill, Gertos has lately taken on another role behind the counter–historian…

Best of the South Side: Bridgeport

The most significant modern-day landmark in Bridgeport is U.S. Cellular Field–known as “The Cell” in certain parlances–the home of Major League stalwart and 2005 World Champions Chicago White Sox. The memories from that whirlwind season still linger here, but the…