The 125th Anniversary Of A Historic Restaurant
This looks like a great spot, Jolene! I keep seeing and reading things about the US... perhaps it’s time to start planning a trip 😁
What a great exhibit and a fascinating trip back in time. My mother is German and your meal at The Berghoff is reminiscent of my childhood favourites.
Losing yourself in an unexpected time-travel moment sounds so wonderful....and those potato pancakes😭😭😭😭
I wish similar places were still around in Tokyo
I want to visit Chicago! Thanks Jolene for the inspiration.
Potato pancakes sound yummy! Love the murals too. There’s something about fairs and the exploration of culinary delights that is so fun and comforting. Happy October, Jolene!
I want to go there and eat potato pancakes with you! 😃 I have a vivid memory of visiting that old Main Street at the MSI (I also remember the elevator you take down into the basement for the coal mining exhibit...) but I didn’t know about the Berghoff
I absolutely love the root beer at Berghoff. Did you find anything else out about the near beer? With the non-alcoholic craze right now, do they still sell it? I wonder if it’s similar to or IS Kvass? So many questions! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvass
Wow and geez, Jolene! My list of Chicago hotspots to visit if/when we come someday just grows longer! The Berghoff sounds like such a marvelous find. That meal looks delicious--and I’m definitely checking out that potato pancake video/recipe!
Ooo! I love this post, Jolene! So much history, and I can’t wait to follow your links to these delicious sounding recipes! Thanks for sharing!
Love the Berghoff! Thank you for telling its story! You are fortunate to live in a city, a real city where you can take yourself out to lunch!
The Milwaukee Public Museum has a Streets of Old Milwaukee Exhibit that I have been obsessed with since I was a kid. (I took Matt there a couple of weeks ago and its magic hasn't faded -- he was just as enchanted as I have always been.) So now I have Yesterday's Main Street + The Berghoff to add to my Chicago list -- you had me at wienerschnitzel, obviously -- which is really just an Excuses to Visit Jolene list at this point, let's be honest.
Also: thank god Oscar Meyer came to its Wienermobile senses. I will never utter that other, reprehensible name, as you (and Annette) know 😂
It's amazing that The Berghoff is still alive and well! My excitement mounts...!!! And I agree with you regarding solo outings. 🧡
I’ve never made it to Berghoff’s real life location, Jolene but after reading this I now remember that ‘time travel’ street in the awesome Museum of Science & Industry. To be honest, I was utterly transfixed by the only intact German U boat in captivity
What a cool exhibit. I could swear I had a Berghoff cookbook once upon a time. But I'm not seeing it on any of my shelves or any of my piles so maybe I dreamed it.
The liquor license tidbit is so great! Now I’m thirsty for one of their beers. As a former intern for NOW, I adored *that* anecdote too. ☺️