Fanny Lazzar

Name: Fanny Lazzar (Bachechi)
Birth Date: February 04, 1906
Birth Place: Evanston Illinois, USA
Death Date: May 08, 1991
Death Location: Evanston Illinois, USA


Fanny Lazzar was a popular restaurateur for many years in Evanston. She and her husband Ray Lazzar opened their restaurant at 1601 Simpson Street in 1946 and lived in the upstairs apartment. Fanny’s Restaurant became quite popular with local residents and visiting notables, including such visitors as President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Eleanor Roosevelt. It finally closed in 1987. Besides being a restaurant owner and chef, Lazzar was also the author of a weekly newspaper advice column and wrote Fanny’s Way of Life. In 1955 she received an international award from the Epicurean Society. Several of her recipes are still being distributed, including salad dressing and pasta sauce.

Quotes: We are spiritual being in a spiritual universe
Father: Guisseppe (Joseph) Bachechi
Mother: Ada Bachechi
Children: Two: John, Joseph
Years in Evanston: 1906-1991

Sources: Biographical Files. Evanston History Center. Chicago Tribune ProQuest Historical Papers

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