Malort and the Chicago Rathole

Screen capture of a rathole wedding on TikTok taken on January 22nd, 2024This week social media algorithms have elevated a rat shaped depression in a sidewalk on West Roscoe street to Chicago’s most talked about landmark. The site is now home to a shrine eclipsing that of Our Lady of the Underpass, has hosted gay weddings, and has received numerous offerings from passerby. Prominent among the mentioned offerings is a beverage called Malort.

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