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Elvis Sightings Required At This Chicago Eatery

Wed., April 26, 1995

Elvis sightings are up in Chicago. Or at least they are on Sundays, when the Vinyl restaurant and nightclub has Breakfast With Elvis, a tonguein-cheek tribute to the music, movies and palate of the King.

Few customers take advantage of the offer of a free meal to anyone arriving in Elvis costume; most prefer simply to soak up the atmosphere.

The fun begins at the door, where guests are greeted by the King himself, or at least a cardboard facsimile. On hand to mingle with the diners are two suitably coiffed Elvis impersonators, one in a bejeweled polyester jumpsuit unbuttoned down to the waist, the other in skin-tight black leather pants.

Elvis movies run continuously on a big screen in the center of the dining room, their sound tracks muted as Elvis tunes are piped over the speakers. Occasionally, an impersonator will drop in for a live performance.

The menu includes a few Elvis-inspired dishes, such as french toast stuffed with peanut butter and jelly and a fried bologna sandwich. Most customers opt for less thematic fare, like eggs Benedict with spinach and goat cheese, and cornmeal pancakes with blueberries.



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