Hispanic Restaurant: Delicioso Cabrito

Costa Brava advertised “Chicago’s best paella” and “delicious goat.” The restaurant was at Irving Park and Broadway in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. In 1976, when I shot this photograph, Uptown was far from God’s Country as the Heileman’s billboard advertised. Note the pay phone signs with the Bell telephone system symbol that bracket this image, a subtle reminder of a bygone era when Bell still had a monopoly on telecommunications in the U.S.  Pay phones are virtually extinct today, but in 1976, they were how you stayed in touch when out and about.

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