Bang Bang Pie + Movie Houses in Chicago


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

4 Responses

  1. That’s so cool you got to see Samantha Baker and Jake Ryan’s houses!!! (as if they’re real people, ha ha but seriously). I like that you also got a glimpse of Cameron Frye’s garage. Great Blue Brothers mural too…I would have also made Bert stop. I’ve done that before.

    And yay! You went to the Leaning Tower of Niles! When we went back in ’09, it was overcast and didn’t look as nice as your photos did. We also went to the Super H-Mart, also in Niles. TIme to do another Chicago trip!

    • Mary says:

      Hi CC!
      I know I thought of you when I was there! It was fun seeing the houses in “real life” outside of the movies. We even watched 16 Candles before we left so it was fresh in our minds. Haha. The Leaning Tower is a fun, quirky stop. Too bad I missed out on the Super H-Mart, it would have been cool to see how big that one was. We also could have gone to the Family Matters house but just didn’t make it.

  2. Ashley says:

    Thanks for the post! How recently were you in Chicago? I want to take my son who LOVES Home Alone sometime this month, but I don’t want to drive all the way there only for him to see a construction fence around it. I visited years ago and it’s so beautiful in person.

    • Mary says:

      Hi Ashley! We were in Chicago back in the middle of May. I couldn’t tell what kind of construction they were doing, so hard to say if they are still working on it. I was bummed out seeing the fence around it. They clearly didn’t want anyone walking up to it with the big fence and signs, sadly. If you go, hope you get a better view than we did! Thanks for the comment!

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