The Historical Society of Forest Park held its first Progressive Dinner on Friday July 15th, highlighting the history and current pleasures of Roosevelt Road, a thoroughfare that is sometimes overlooked
Forty-five neighbors and friends enjoyed a gorgeous night filled with food and drink along with historical treasures and stories. It was pure Forest Park. We made new friends and the Historical Society found at least one new board member!
Pat Malone of McGaffers created delicious appetizers I'd never seen before but hope to see again. Well done. Your staff kept the drinks flowing and a good time was had by all as we sat in the beer garden. Pat, you are not only a lover of all things history, but your generosity and grace to the Historical Society is profoundly appreciated.
Jill Wagner was our historian at McGaffers. Well done, Jill. Who knew that the Historical Society of Forest Park gave treasure to the Smithsonian?
Tom and Charlie Tzouras of the Golden Steer . . . OMG, can you say abbondanza?! If you're from around here, you already know how legendarily good the food is at the Golden Steer. We took over the entire dining room but it felt like family among old and new friends. Tom and Brian Kuhr as our historians shared stories of Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Todd, Sam Giancana and the Pink Clock. Tom and Charlie thank you for a lovely evening. By the way, your wait staff is second to none . . . and a bit sassy which I love!
We literally rolled out of the Golden Steer and over to Nadeau's Ice House for dessert and ice fun. Jim Nadeau and his team welcomed us with open arms as we viewed all of Nadeau's Ice House "eye candy" ice sculptures. I'm sure you've played Bags before where you throw bean bags through a hole in a platform about 10 or so feet away. Have you ever played a game of Ice Bags? Jim surprised us with "Ice Head Stones" for a bag game which seamlessly held to the history of the famous and infamous we discussed during the night. Connie Brown, your Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor delicious desserts were snuggled in a beautiful ice display. To top it off, Jim displayed his ice carving talent to reveal the Historical Society's logo which was encased in what we thought was a plain block of ice.
I know many who shared the evening are looking forward to the next event. So stay tuned for what's coming in October and November. Watch your email and look for our banners.
If you didn't come to the Historical Progressive Dinner, you missed a great night.