Back when street trolleys and low-flying zeppelins still moved through the Loop, Herman Berghoff founded a saloon where men could stop in to refuel with corned beef sandwiches and Berghoff Beer. Throughout the succeeding decades that took the Berghoff through Prohibition and, afterward, obtaining the city’s first liquor license, Herman’s descendants have shepherded the restaurant through changing times while meticulously preserving an old-fashioned feel. Carlyn Berghoff now steers a menu of contemporary, German-inflected bistro fare where wiener schnitzel, pierogies, and sauerbraten try to pick up the more-modern lingo of mascarpone mac and cheese and coffee-crusted beef medallions. The Berghoff’s Teutonic roots—carried on in an annual Oktoberfest complete with alpenhorns and lederhosen—intertwine with its local ones: the 200-Mile Initiative sends seasonal ingredients and produce from within 200 miles of the city spilling into the better part of the menu during the summer and fall. Setting aside the modern crowds, the Berghoff’s interior might resemble a much better-smelling museum diorama. Warm wooden wainscoting cradles every wall, checkerboard tiles gleam underfoot, and murals above the bar peek onto sprawling vistas from the balconies of pastoral retreats.
Fullerton Beach Grill elevates alfresco dining to new horizons, situating the lakefront barbecue stand against a towering view of the Chicago skyline. Inspired by such brilliant minimalist works as Picasso’s Crumpled Cocktail Napkin, the menu features meats such as beef brisket, pulled pork, and chicken piled on locally baked bread or spare ribs smoked in the cherry-wood-fired smoker for five hours. As icy beers and Gatorade help them cool off, diners can simply hang by the beach and play recreational games such as corn toss and ladder ball.
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