Berghoff Restaurant 17 W. Adams St. Chicago, Il 312-427-3170 Hours: Lunch Mon-Fri 11 till – Sat. 11:30 till 4.
Dinner Mon-Sat. 4 to 9PM Closed SundaysQ Tips say: Go and enjoy! Hearty servings. The Q’s enjoyed the Reuben and Hot Corned Beef Sandwiches along with a Berghoff Lager Beer. OMG! Delicious and hearty enough to eat half and take half home. ENJOY! The lunch menu offer sandwiches and their famous Entrees.
Mrs. Q says: Thank goodness things have changed! See the history of Berghoff below.A Piece of Chicago History
The Berghoff story begins with Herman Joseph Berghoff. It’s the quintessential American success story of an immigrant who built a hugely successful business that has stayed in one family for more than a century.Herman left his native Dortmund, Germany, at age 17 and landed penniless in Brooklyn in 1870. Barely 12 years later he founded his namesake brewery in Fort Wayne, IN. The beer was well-received, inspiring Herman to open a café in Chicago to showcase Berghoff’s Dortmunder-style beer. It sold for a nickel a glass, a dime for a stein, and sandwiches were offered for free.The bar remained open even through Prohibition by selling near-beer and Bergo soda pop and became a full-service restaurant that still carries the Berghoff name. When Prohibition was repealed in 1933 the city issued liquor license No. 1 to the Berghoff and has done so each year ever since.Some traditions have died hard at the Berghoff. Long after most restaurants ended the practice, the Berghoff maintained a separate men-only bar. The segregation ended in 1969, when seven members of the National Organization for Women sat at the bar and demanded service. Not long after, feminist Gloria Steinem came in for a much-publicized drink.In December 2005 third-generation Herman Berghoff and his wife, Jan, announced that after 107 years of operation the Berghoff would close in 2006. In the final days long lines snaked outside the building as customers waited for a last meal at their beloved restaurant. Jan and Herman’s daughter Carlyn Berghoff bought the Berghoff’s assets from her parents and moved her catering business, Artistic Events by Carlyn Berghoff, into the 17 W. Adams location. Eventually, she decided to carry on her family’s traditions, as well as her own, and renamed her company the Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group. Today, the Berghoff still serves classic Berghoff dishes along with modern cuisine. In addition to the restaurant, Carlyn also runs the Berghoff Bar and lower-level Berghoff Café.
Nori Sushi Restaurant – 1235 W Devon Ave, (between Magnolia Ave & Lakewood Ave) 6/2012
Chicago, IL 60660, Neighborhood: Edgewater, Loyola U.
(773) 262-5216 BYOB
http://www.norichicago.com – Nearest Transit: Loyola or Granville (Red Line)Q-Tips say: If you like Sushi/Sashimi go to Nori. Small, clean and when you use your Groupon coupon, what a deal! It’s BOYB and no corkage fee, Wow!The Q’s decided to try something different and ordered the Bento Box. It was individual compartments of Salad, Tempura, Gyoza, California rolls and Sashimi.
The Bento Box also included a bowl of Miso Soup. Everything was fresh and delicious, along with the wine we brought made for an enjoyable evening.
Welcome to the Chicago Brauhaus – 4732 N Lincoln Ave Chicago IL 60625, 773-784-4444 6/2012For over 40 years we have been serving up good cheer in Chicago’s Lincoln Square Neighborhood. The Brau House offers a friendly Bavarian atmosphere where friends and family of all ages can enjoy a good meal, a stein of cold beer and dance along to the sounds of the music. It is always Oktoberfest at the Chicago Brauhaus.Serving Up Traditional German Specialties, Beer and Wine and Plenty of Music and Dancing Six Days a Week.
SERVING LUNCH – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday – 11:00 A.M. to 4P.M. – Closed Tuesday
SERVING DINNER – Monday, Wednesday Thursday – 4:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 11:00 A.M. to Midnight – Closed TuesdayQ-Tips say: PROST! Go and enjoy yourself. Drink their delicious German Beer, and grab a bite to eat. Good German food and fun entertainment.
A note of caution: During MayFest, they have a special menu which they call the Mayfest Menu. It is the same menu they always have only they upped the prices. NOT NICE!
BROADWAY CELLARS RESTAURANT – 5900 N. Broadway, Chicago, Illinois 60660
Monday through Friday 5-10 pm, Weekend Brunch 10:00am – 3pm
Saturday Dinner 3-10 pm, Sunday Dinner 3-9 pm – Street parking. Outdoor eating.
Q-Tips say: Yes, go enjoy! One of our favorites.
The menu is full of appetizing salads, meat entrees, and a few vegetarian options. Mrs. Q enjoyed the Pumpkin Ravioli. Mr. Q I had the Seared Pork chop (it was dry and Mr. Q was not happy), served over a sweet dijon mustard sauce, with mashed sweet potatoes and steamed spinach. Mr. Q did mention the dry pork chop to the waiter and the owner and they apologized.
On Thurs. Broadway Cellars offers the Pre-Fix Menu.Which is what the Q’s had. A starter, Entree and Dessert with a wine paring for each course for $3.00 per glass. Our waiter offered terrific service and has been there since the restaurant opened. They are very easy going as far as serving two or three courses and you don’t have to have wine with each. We will return and give it another try. Either the Pre-Fix Menu or the $5.00 Monday – $5.00 Burger and $5.00 FatTire Beer special is the way to give it a try.
The WATERFRONT CAFE – 6219 North Sheridan Road – Chicago -60660 http://www.waterfrontcafechicago.com
PHONE 773.761.3294 *call ahead if inclement weather
Sunday – Thursday 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM –
Kitchen closes one hour beforeLocated just minutes from downtown, The Waterfront Café is housed in a historic landmark coach house attached to one of the few remaining mansions that once lined Chicago’s Lakefront. The Waterfront Café sits in the middle of Berger Park and is perfect for intimate gatherings up to 100 guests. The outside patio features live entertainment on weekends and always features breathtaking lake views. Come enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience.Q-Tips say: Go and enjoy! The food is good, relaxing and beautiful outdoor setting, delicious food, nice selection of beer and wine, free WIFI, and friendly service. Can’t beat it! Note: On their web site they ask for your email address to send you Specials and a 10% discount, but the Q’s never received anything.
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