He was the city's Foodie Mayor, a big supporter of Chicago's dining scene who put a high value on Chicago's reputation as a world-class restaurant city. And he was instrumental in creating Chicago Gourmet, a sort of foodie version of Taste of Chicago that has grown into one of the most prestigious chef festivals in the country
I remember seeing him at last year's opening, apron-clad at the demonstration kitchen along with Maggie and a trio of celebrity chefs. Sure, it was a total photo op, but he looked like he was having the time of his life.
The foodie mayor
Daley a big supporter of Chicago's dining scene
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