Ray Harrington Catering
Delicatessens in Chicago, IL
Utter the name at a neighbor's party, a firehouse, a union hall, a parish basement, or heck, to your priest, and at the very least you will get a nod of recognition. More often, mouths water. Harrington's falls off the fork. You can't even cut it. You just pick it up with a fork and it comes off, said the Rev. John McNailis of St. Gabe's in Bridgeport. Ken Harrington, 49, owns Ray Harrington Catering, a Portage Park family business going on 51 years. He knows to expect the screaming this time of year. Because if you want Harrington's corned beef from the end of February to the end of March - you must order by the end of January. No exceptions. Harrington's deals in chicken and roast pork, served at outside locations or at its banquet hall at 4300 N. Central. But corned beef is the jewel in its crown.