Filbert’s Pop Tasting At Our Launch Party


Some Filbert's Pop Flavors

26 Flavors, Made In Bridgeport!

Filbert’s has been serving Chicagoland from the Bridgeport community for 85 years.  They are known for their famous root beer, but did you realize that Filbert’s makes 26 flavors of pop?

The lucky people who attend our launch party will be able to sample many of the Filbert’s flavors.  Come out to taste a freshly bottled pop and support one of Bridgeport’s own.  Of course, you will find pictures of the Filbert’s family operation in our book, too.

Bridgeport’s, The Hardscrabbler published a great piece about Filbert’s last year, check it out here.

Check out this video of the production and bottling operation at their factory

Bridgeport Pasty Will Be Serving Samples At Our Launch Party

Bridgeport Pasty

Come on out and try our yummy treats!

So happy to announce that  Bridgeport Pasty will be sharing samples of their tasty, hot pasties during our party.

If you’ve never tried a pasty, they are similar to hand-held pot pies.  Basically crusty, buttery dough stuffed with steak, chicken, veggies, spices and yummy secrets.  Here is the Bridgeport Pasty menu.

Jay, Carrie and Patsy the Pastymobile will be on hand to serve you and answer all of your questions about their products, availability, catering and little green truck.

Video: Maureen, Dan And Joanne On WGN-TV

Check out the video clip from today’s August 23rd 2012 WGN-TV appearance of the three authors of Images Of America: Bridgeport.  Maureen F. Sullivan, Dan Pogorzelski and Joanne Gazarek Bloom dropped by the studio for WGN’s Midday News to talk about the neighborhood, the book project and history and culture of Bridgeport.

While supplies last, order your autographed copy of the book now – click here!

Thanks to Facebook pal Dan Sullivan for submitting the link to the WGN video.

Bridgeport Book Authors Appearing On WGN-TV Tomorrow

WGN-TV logo

Logo of Chicago’s WGN-TV

The authors of Images of America:  Bridgeport  will be appearing on the Ch 9/WGN Midday News tomorrow.

Tune-in shortly after 11 am tomorrow to see Maureen, JoAnne and Dan discuss the writing of their book and the history of the oldest residential neighborhood in Chicago.  They will also share some facts that they uncovered while doing their research that may surprise you.

Watch this blog for a clip of their appearance when it’s available.

Chicago’s Bridgeport Neighborhood: A New History Book Coming August 13, 2012

New History Book About Chicago’s Bridgeport Neighborhood Coming August 13th

Cover of the book "Bridgeport" by Maureen F. Sullivan, JoAnne Gazarek Bloom and  Dan Pogorzelski

Bridgeport: Publishing August 13, 2012

Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood, the famous political, industrial and social powerhouse is explored in this book: Bridgeport by JoAnne Gazarek Bloom, Maureen. F. Sullivan and Dan Pogorzelski.  

The book will be published by Arcadia Press (ISBN: 9780738577302) and will be available for sale at this website.

Watch this space for more about the Bridgeport book!


To place a pre-order, or for any question, email Maureen Sullivan at

ALSO: Follow the book’s page on Facebook here.