"Like a kid in a candy store . . ."
is a phrase I've taken seriously since opening Polo Nuts and Candy, Etc. in 1985 here.
Indeed, we've come such a long way from those days of over
400 varieties of candies and nuts, plus ice cream and popcorn and in 1990
began focusing our culinary efforts on Polo Cafe and Catering Bridgeport U.S.A.
For more than 30 years we continue to create
"something different . . . something wonderful!"
like we did for thousands of folds whether at the annual Taste of Chicago,
where we served Stuffed Salmon Fillet, Shark Veracruz, over two million Crab Cake Nuggets,
Garlic Mozzarella Cheese Bread, and Creme Brulee au Chocolate
during our 21 years along the lakefront,
or with our spectacular Cookies and Candy trays, especially at holiday time,
adorned by our signature hand-tied designer bows,
or at our masterfully catered productions and lavish, beautiful buffets
which touch so many lives giving lots of precious memories for
our customers and their guests.
Since 1997, I've offered an elegant private room attached
to my restaurant called the "Old Eagle Room."
Originally built in 1914 as a neighborhood picture how named The Eagle Theatre,
it accommodates up to 100 guests in a variety of custom floor plans.
According to Celeste Busk at The Chicago Sun-Times,
"...it has some of the best acoustics in the City,"
and features a magnificent
three-manual Rodgers 360 Theatre Organ
(voiced by the late John Seng in 2000),
a 20-channel audio/DJ system,
on the theatrically-lit stage,
a rare solid walnut
1964 Wurlitzer Grand Piano
all for your total
entertainment and unique event.
Finally, in 2008 I added the latest extension
of our hospitality here,
my Bridgeport Bed and Breakfast,
four spacious 2-3 bedroom,
themed suites with private bath
above my legendary
Polo Cafe and Catering Bridgeport U.S.A.
including complimentary lighted parking in my lot next door to the south
and breakfast downstairs in the Polo Cafe dining room.
Minutes south of the Loop, my place is ideal
to gather for a special event,
dinner or reception,
wedding or holy/civil union ceremony, rehearsal dinner,
or memorial meal,
as well as
holiday parties, showers,
corporate seminars and
bonding, meetings, retreats, and
performances, plus unique overnight lodging.
I personally oversee the kitchen and the many details of each catered event,
and look forward to serving you here soon!!
Autographed copies of author Mary Pat Kelly's best-seller, Galway Bay,
and her latest, just-released novel, Of Irish Blood, are on our shelves.