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Berghoff says 'auf wiedersehen' - what's your reaction?

Diane in Bexley | Dec 28, 200504:00 PM

Went online to read the Tribune this afternoon and saw this as the headline. My husband is a 3rd generation Chicagoan and we ate there a lot when we lived in the area, just as recently as Thanksgiving. Their creamed spinach, weiner schnitzel and apple strudel were wonderful. My husband's great grandfather was at their opening in 1898 and ate there regularly. We had told this story to our kids and I remember one of them asking an old waiter if he had waited on Great Grandpa Kraus. He replied, "But of course" and winked at us. It is the kind of place generations of family depended upon. Well, no more Marshall Field's (will the Walnut Room survive?) and now this - what's next? Chicago will become one of those bland, chain restaurant kind of places? What's your reaction?


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