I was innocently walking along Washington Boulevard, fully prepared to make another homage to Hannah’s Bretzel, when I found myself drawn the the Trevi Fountain in Daley Plaza. Yes indeed! There’s a replica of Rome’s most famous fountain sitting next to the Picasso. It’s in honor of Fiera Italiana, a heavily commercial and somewhat questionable celebration of Italian heritage that’s here through Friday.
The food is nothing to take you out of your way unless you’re looking for a break from your routine and a chance to gawk at the spectacle of it all. There are a half-dozen booths serving meatball subs, tortellinis and cannoli at the usual downtown prices. My recommendation? Save your coin or drop one into the fountain on your way through Daley Plaza.