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Black Pearl, Chicago, IL (restaurant)
Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4275
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-02-24 5:00 pm   Permalink

Name:Black Pearl
Type:restaurant
Street:590 Diversey Pwky
City:Chicago
State:IL
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:

I came across a matchbook from the Black Pearl restaurant in Chicago some time ago and clipped the image.




I had never heard anything more about the place until recently when these two menus surfaced on ebay.



The yellow drink menu looks like a picture of a Tiki that may have been used at the restaurant.




James T has a Black Pearl listed in Tiki Road Trip II but it is not this one. Anybody got any more info?

The address is now a medical/dental clinic.




DC



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tikibars
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Joined: Apr 11, 2002
Posts: 2024
From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2011-02-27 2:23 pm   Permalink

Hi

Yeah, the Black Pearl in the suburb of Schaumburg was a modern-era place that came and went pretty fast.

I wonder if their name was inspired by this vintage place?
Interesting to ponder, too bad I wasn't in the loop about the classic-era place when I visited the Schaumburg one; I would have asked.

Alas...

So many places to research, so little time.






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Jason_Beautis
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Joined: Oct 15, 2012
Posts: 1
Posted: 2012-10-15 9:44 pm   Permalink

Wow I was just googling this place for kicks because my dad used to take me here as a kid, and was friends with the owner. Thanks for the matchbook, great keepsake.

 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4275
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2013-01-12 07:31 am   Permalink

Here is a different matchbook from the Black Pearl showing the Trader Vic's style Tiki.





Research online shows that the Black Pearl operated as early as 1963.

DC


 
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