With the announced departure of the Berghoff, I got to thinking about where I would go for German food. I realized that my best alternative was up in Milwaukee (Karl Ratsch near the Pfister Hotel downtown)and that I mainly used the Berghoff as a lunch destination. I was so happy to hear that the bar would remain open, hopefully as it is now.
Anyone have any suggestions for German food closer to home? One place I could recommend (but still pretty far from home) is Mark's Wonder Bar in Antioch on Rt. 83, south of Rt. 173. Very small, fireplace, great German draft beer, surprisingly good schnitzel.