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  • Post #61 - September 2nd, 2012, 3:03 pm
    Post #61 - September 2nd, 2012, 3:03 pm Post #61 - September 2nd, 2012, 3:03 pm
    A couple more restaurant postcards for you. Pickin's have been a bit slim this summer, should pick up in a few weeks.

    Bismarck Hotel - Berlin Room
    Harry’s New Yorker exterior
    Huppelers Café
    Royal Garden restaurant in Ambassador West Hotel

    Check out that Huppeler's Cafe.
  • Post #62 - September 4th, 2012, 9:28 am
    Post #62 - September 4th, 2012, 9:28 am Post #62 - September 4th, 2012, 9:28 am
    Thanks! It is always a treat to check your collection updates.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #63 - October 20th, 2012, 9:35 am
    Post #63 - October 20th, 2012, 9:35 am Post #63 - October 20th, 2012, 9:35 am
    Hello everyone,

    More new restaurant postcards have been loaded up to chicagopc.info for your enjoyment!

    Agostinos Restaurant
    Arnold & Eddie Restaurant
    Auditorium Hotel Annex - Pompeyian Room
    Bonne Bouche Coffee House
    Caffarellos Restaurant
    Dao Thai Restaurant and Noodle Palace
    Italian Court Restaurant
    Landa’s Restaurant
    Mod Restaurant
    Otto’s Restaurant
    Penny’s Restaurant
    Tavern Buffet & Restaurant, Elks Building
    Rancho Restaurant - Century of Progress
    Schlitz Palm Garden - Century of Progress
    Victor Vienna Garden Café - Century of Progress

    I am assuming no one remembers eating at the Century of Progress establishments!
  • Post #64 - October 23rd, 2012, 9:13 pm
    Post #64 - October 23rd, 2012, 9:13 pm Post #64 - October 23rd, 2012, 9:13 pm
    Hi-

    New to the forum.

    I have this memory from my childhood, in the 60s, of going to a restaurant with my family, and there was a big stuffed blue swordfish mounted on the wall. The restaurant would have been in the north west suburbs, probably near Park Ridge or Niles or Northbrook. My dad thinks it might have been Allgauer's Fireside Inn on Lincoln. I'm thinking it could even have been the Wagon Wheel. Anybody out there who can identify my fish?

    John O
    Currently in Columbus, Ohio
  • Post #65 - October 23rd, 2012, 10:11 pm
    Post #65 - October 23rd, 2012, 10:11 pm Post #65 - October 23rd, 2012, 10:11 pm
    JohnO1961,

    If you look at my website, chicagopc.info, under Restaurants, go down to the newer section of restaurants and look at the Allgauer's card. On the right side of the one card, there is a fireplace and what appears to be a large stuffed fish over it. It looks more like a shark, though. Maybe this is what you remember?
  • Post #66 - October 24th, 2012, 8:28 am
    Post #66 - October 24th, 2012, 8:28 am Post #66 - October 24th, 2012, 8:28 am
    Thanks.

    I did see that card and for a moment I thought I had found it, but 1) I don't think we ever went to the restaurant on Ridge road and 2) I know it wasn't a shark. We went to the restaurant several times and I remember being really interested in this giant blue swordfish. My kids were watching a cartoon last night that featured a swordfish and this memory came flooding back.

    Love the postcards, by the way.

    John O
  • Post #67 - March 23rd, 2013, 2:40 pm
    Post #67 - March 23rd, 2013, 2:40 pm Post #67 - March 23rd, 2013, 2:40 pm
    March 23, 2013

    Here is a list of my newest restaurant postcard additions on the website.

    Boston Oyster House, Mural Room wait staff
    Agostino Restaurant
    Cameo Club
    Hardings Colonial Room
    Hayes Hotel Breakfast Room
    Karigans Restaurant
    Marty’s Restaurant
    Nielsens Restaurant
    Old Town multi views of restaurant signs
    Rector Hotel kitchen
    The Ridge Inn
    Rush Street at night
    Saratoga Grill
    Spoke N Yoke Inc.
    Stewart Lounge And Liquors
    Swift & Co research bakery
    Teddy’s Italian Restaurant
    The Golden Ox Restaurant
    Tip Top Inn Italian Room
    Toppers Restaurant And Cocktail Lounge

    Worlds Fair cards
    Jolly Mermaid Inn
    Canadian Club Café
    Pabst Blue Ribbon Casino

    Hope these bring back memories of happy eating!
  • Post #68 - March 23rd, 2013, 4:26 pm
    Post #68 - March 23rd, 2013, 4:26 pm Post #68 - March 23rd, 2013, 4:26 pm
    Could you post your link again. Thanks!
  • Post #69 - March 23rd, 2013, 5:48 pm
    Post #69 - March 23rd, 2013, 5:48 pm Post #69 - March 23rd, 2013, 5:48 pm
    Sure, here it is.

    http://www.chicagopc.info/
  • Post #70 - November 23rd, 2013, 12:15 pm
    Post #70 - November 23rd, 2013, 12:15 pm Post #70 - November 23rd, 2013, 12:15 pm
    Finally, here are some new Chicago restaurant postcards for your enhjoyment.

    Chas. West Cafe - note the spitoons in the restaurant!
    Club Flamingo
    Gimbel's
    Jacques French Restaurant
    Lee's Canton Cafe
    Libby's Club Wonder Bar
    Lincoln Turner Hall
    Paul Feltman's Grill
    Pete Cleary's Magic Bar
    Showboat Sari's

    see these and all my Chicago postcards at www.chicagopc.info
  • Post #71 - November 23rd, 2013, 3:25 pm
    Post #71 - November 23rd, 2013, 3:25 pm Post #71 - November 23rd, 2013, 3:25 pm
    npchicago wrote:Finally, here are some new Chicago restaurant postcards for your enhjoyment.

    Chas. West Cafe - note the spitoons in the restaurant!
    Club Flamingo
    Gimbel's
    Jacques French Restaurant
    Lee's Canton Cafe
    Libby's Club Wonder Bar
    Lincoln Turner Hall
    Paul Feltman's Grill
    Pete Cleary's Magic Bar
    Showboat Sari's

    see these and all my Chicago postcards at http://www.chicagopc.info


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  • Post #72 - November 23rd, 2013, 7:13 pm
    Post #72 - November 23rd, 2013, 7:13 pm Post #72 - November 23rd, 2013, 7:13 pm
    Sorry, I don't, but you never know when one will show up!
  • Post #73 - November 23rd, 2013, 11:14 pm
    Post #73 - November 23rd, 2013, 11:14 pm Post #73 - November 23rd, 2013, 11:14 pm
    JohnO1961 wrote:Hi-

    New to the forum.

    I have this memory from my childhood, in the 60s, of going to a restaurant with my family, and there was a big stuffed blue swordfish mounted on the wall. The restaurant would have been in the north west suburbs, probably near Park Ridge or Niles or Northbrook. My dad thinks it might have been Allgauer's Fireside Inn on Lincoln. I'm thinking it could even have been the Wagon Wheel. Anybody out there who can identify my fish?

    John O
    Currently in Columbus, Ohio


    Any chance it was the Captain's Quarters on Milwaukee, in unincorporated Northbrook? It has a huge, blue swordfish mounted on the wall -- and it's only a block or two from the Allgauer's on Milwaukee.
    "All great change in America begins at the dinner table." Ronald Reagan

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  • Post #74 - July 6th, 2014, 10:53 am
    Post #74 - July 6th, 2014, 10:53 am Post #74 - July 6th, 2014, 10:53 am
    Premium content from today's Trib:
    In honor of Taste of Chicago, running Wednesday through Sunday, let's take a look at the city's savory restaurants and their sometimes unsavory customers. Eat it up:

    1/ Charlie Trotter, the influential Chicago restaurateur who died last year, once ordered his waitstaff to wear double-sided tape on the soles of their shoes so they would pick up carpet lint while they delivered the food.

    2/ About a century ago, when Cook County Jail was on the Near North Side, a nearby restaurant would supply 25 to 50 meals a day to inmates who could afford them. Those condemned to death got their last meal for free. The eatery was known as the Noose Coffee Shop. . . .

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/site/ct-p ... 8214.story
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #75 - July 6th, 2014, 7:19 pm
    Post #75 - July 6th, 2014, 7:19 pm Post #75 - July 6th, 2014, 7:19 pm
    OK, number one is brilliant!
    :lol:
  • Post #76 - September 13th, 2017, 7:09 pm
    Post #76 - September 13th, 2017, 7:09 pm Post #76 - September 13th, 2017, 7:09 pm
    Tru, Ed Debevic's, and Hot Doug's: Mapping our Chicago history with departed restaurants

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/ct-restau ... olumn.html
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #77 - September 13th, 2017, 10:28 pm
    Post #77 - September 13th, 2017, 10:28 pm Post #77 - September 13th, 2017, 10:28 pm
    Dave148 wrote:
    Tru, Ed Debevic's, and Hot Doug's: Mapping our Chicago history with departed restaurants

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/ct-restau ... olumn.html

    Interesting column. I was thinking about my personal restaurant history:

    First restaurant memories: The Hut in Skokie (later Corner Hut), Cock Robin
    Growing up: Carson's Ribs in Skokie, Mandarin Village in Northbrook, Jake's Ribs in Northbrook
    College: Dave's Italian Kitchen, Pine Yard, Los Magueyes
    First House & job: Silk Road, in Niles, Pita Inn (every Friday for years)
    Second House: Taqueria Morelos, Monica's
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #78 - September 14th, 2017, 9:55 am
    Post #78 - September 14th, 2017, 9:55 am Post #78 - September 14th, 2017, 9:55 am
    OK, Joel, I'll bite, and seeing we're both from the same neck of the woods it should be interesting, all departed destinations:

    First sit-down restaurant: Mr. Ricky's (named after Rich Melman by his father), Skokie
    First fast food: Bay's (donuts plus @ Howard & Lincoln)
    First buffet: Obie's (Touhy/Kostner)
    First Chinese: Nankin (later worked delivery at Ah Fong)
    First pizza: Pinocchio's (Main/Tripp)
    First drive-in w/carhops: Richard's (Lincoln Ave. near Pratt near the original Lou Malnati's)

    A couple other things I remember about dining at an early age--my dad took me to a ton of Blackhawk games from the time I was young as he had season tix and my mom would rather stay home. When we would grab a quick bite it was always at Jumbo John's (later called Capizzi's) at Grand/Damen, where you'd walk in, grab a bottle of pop from the cooler and order a slice of pizza or spaghetti or mostaccioli. In and out in about 30 minutes max, I thought that was exotic, until one night I remember my dad's friend Dave wolfing down a combo with red sauce, the juice running down his arm--that was wild. He was also our 'muscle' when parking near the Stadium on one of the side streets and neighborhood boys would 'watch' our car for a price, usually fifty cents or a buck.

    But I remember one memorable night--3/12/66--when we pre-gamed with a bunch of other people--I was the only kid--at Barney's Market Club (named after owner Barney Kessel--"Yes, Sir, Senator!") at Randolph/Halsted. I had steak like the others and Bobby Hull broke the 50-goal season record later that night!

    Memories of sports & food, intertwined!

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