Thursday, December 29, 2005
THE BERGHOFF IN CHICAGO IS CLOSING AFTER A RUN OF 107 YEARS
For generations, diners with a craving for apple strudel or a stein of cold German beer have sidled up to the bar at the Berghoff Restaurant which is closing after 107 years in business. It's part of Chicago's history. After Prohibition ended in December 1933, the city issued the Berghoff Liquor License No. 1.
UPDATE: (April 22, 2006) The Berghoff Restaurant which closed in February, quietly reopened this week as the Berghoff Cafe: same menu, same decor and some of the same staffers. Third-generation owner Herman Berghoff,70, had closed the restaurant. His daughter Carlyn decided to bring it back with traditional Berghoff dishes including Wiener schnitzel and schlachtplatte. Welcome back !!