South Side traditions: Atomic Cake, peppermint pickle snack

CHICAGO -- Chicago Tribune reporter, Louisa Chu, stopped by Windy City LIVE to chat about her recent article detailing the South Side specialty known as the Atomic Cake. She describes the sweet treat as historic, endangered, unique and delicious.

Her colleague and fellow Chicago Tribune reporter, Nick Kindelsperger, recently discovered the South Side peppermint stick and pickle snack.

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