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It's the final episode of Season 1 so we called in the big guns: Ina Pinkney, the legendary restauranteur known as "The Breakfast Queen" who served Chicago the most important meal of the day for 30+ years from her spots in Lincoln Park and the West Loop. Learn how she got her start, her battle with polio as a young child, how obsessing over the details helped her stand out (33:00), her brief foray into local politics and civic engagement (47:03), how she helped get the citywide smoking ban passed (52:00), fun stories from her life like dancing with Fred Astaire (1:00:35) and her advice for restauranteurs (01:05:00, seriously though listen to this if you own a restaurant or plan to one day). Thank you all for listening to Season 1!

Show Notes

Overserved is Made by Mess, a design, development and content studio located in Chicago. Mess helps brands tell their story, online and off. Found out more by visiting www.madeatmess.com

What is Overserved?

Overserved is a podcast about the stories behind the stories of people involved in the culinary world. Hosted by Ari Bendersky and Maggie Hennessy, the show spotlights the reality behind food and drink culture.