Originally posted by lostnthemail
Help with a name, please. Early 90's we ate at sandwich shop just south of Wrigley field. It was on the west side of the street, located on a triangular shaped lot. This was before my roadfood days, but I remember it being very good.
I was about to insist that it was on the east side of the street and then I realized, it was
on a triangle lot, and as such, it would depend on which street you were coming down
to determine whether it was on the east side or the west. If you were coming down Wilton it was on the west side of the street, if you were coming down Clark, it was on the east side.
Anyway, the place was called the White Palace. They were a pretty typical Chicago Hot Dog joint, serving dogs and burgers, Italian Beef sandwiches, and the like. I am very familiar with the White Palace because we went there for a fast food feast the night my younger daughter (abe froeman's sister) was born.
We were in one of the birthing rooms at Illinois Masonic Hospital, not far from the White Palace. My second little girl popped out well after midnight. We were all exhausted and hungry so I hopped in the car along with my mother-in-law and ran up to the Palace. We bought enough food to feed the doctor, the nurses, Mrs. Roadhouse and her mama, a very young abe froeman and myself, along with any other families giving birth in the adjacent rooms. We all had a great time culminating in everyone singing happy birthday to the newborn and then enjoying a big ol' hunk of birthday cake.
Sadly, the White Palace is no longer there. Wrigleyville property has become far to valuable for a broken down old fast food place to take up that kind of space. I'm not sure what has replaced it, but I'm sure it lacks the run down charm that made the Palace special.