Mayor Daley has a tradition of taking the Taste of Chicago to Springfield for the Legislature one year and the to the Congress in Washington DC the following year. As part of this year’s 25th Birthday Celebration for the Taste, we joined Mayor Daley and 14 other Chicago restaurants in bringing the best of Chicago to over 2,000 members of the legislature, the adminstration, staff and other guests. Thanks to Donna Carberry, Mary Gale and Sarah Zupancic for representing Eli’s so well.

A great benefit of the trip was touring the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. It is a great addition to Springfield and all of its historic Lincoln sites.