At Gary Poppins, it’s raining popcorn. The company’s logo features blue sky, yellow sunshine and the silhouette of a man in a top hat, holding an umbrella like beloved childhood nanny Mary Poppins. A flurry of popcorn showers down around him, perhaps in one of the gourmet popcorn makers’ exotic flavors like cinnamon, chocolate, peanut butter or jalapeno—or in one of their traditional flavors like caramel or kettle corn. The popcorn will go down like a spoonful of sugar.
Best of Chicago 2011