"The former electrician for the city’s Department of Streets and Sanitation has
become a local icon since releasing The Streets & San Man’s Guide to Chicago Eats"
- Robert Elfinger, Chicago Tribune, November 4, 2004
Dennis Foley, a life-long Chicagoan, wrote The Streets and San Man's Guide to Chicago Eats during his six-year tenure as an electrician in the City of Chicago's Department of Streets and Sanitation. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia College—Chicago, and his work has appeared in Poetry Motel, Hair Trigger 23 and 24, Block's Magazine, The Use of Personal Narratives in the Helping Profession, Gravity, Bluelit.com, and a number of other publications. Now working primarily as a freelance writer, Dennis is happily married to Susan, and they have three boys, Matt, Pat, and Mike. Dennis also coaches basketball at his alma mater, St. Laurence High School, and he firmly believes that lunch is a very important part of the day.
Now available to give you the total lunch experience with his
tongue-in-cheek style and food-in-mouth expertise.
• Dennis Foley is the Streets and San Man, and he is ready to introduce you to an array of delicious and affordable lunch joints, all of which are approved by the City of Chicago's Department of Lunch. Events can be specialized according to neighborhood and audience.
• Dennis Foley has entertained, informed, and hungered groups at dozens of city and suburban libraries, men's clubs, and schools with his mouth-watering descriptions of Chicago area mom-and-pop eateries. He has satiated tourists and locals alike with his Streets-eye trolley tours and lively pub crawls that include grub from his favorite neighborhood joints along with facts and fables of city history.