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Dining Chicago Makes The Most of Christkindlmarket

In the thick of the holidays, it’s that time of year for shopping, gifting, family and perhaps most importantly: mulled wine. The latter is where Christkindlmarket comes in. Chicago’s iconic German market/festival is back in action for the season, serving up holiday eats through Christmas Eve in the heart of the Loop. Here’s everything you […]

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Dec 12, 2017 11:36 PM
Weekly Planner: Mezcal Dinner, Feast of the Seven Fishes

Weekly Planner: Mezcal Dinner, Feast of the Seven Fishes Mezcal Dinner at Mi Tocaya Antojeria Wine dinners and beer dinners are a commonplace occurrence around these parts, but mezcal dinners? That’s something pretty new and enticing. At the buzzy Mi Tocaya Antojeria in Logan Square, chef Diana Davila is hosting a series of mezcal dinners this winter, […]

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Dec 12, 2017 02:35 AM
Dining Chicago Christmas Drinking Guide 2017

Where to eat, drink, dance and be merry this Christmas. Petterino’s: Santa’s coming to town a little early this year, and he’s hungry for brunch. Pay a visit to Mr. Claus at Petterino’s, where he’ll be stationed December 16 and 17 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. both days. The perfect stopover before an afternoon […]

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Dec 09, 2017 07:40 PM
Ann Sather Restaurant - Andersonville
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Ann Sather Restaurant - Andersonville

Growing up in the strongly Scandinavian town of Osnabrock, N.D., Ann Sather learned home cooking from her mother, who was known for her strawberry-rhubarb pies. When she graduated from high school, Sather moved to Chicago and worked for her uncle at Lundy's Wholesale Meats. Two decades later, in 1945, she invested her life's savings, $4,000, in a coffeeshop a few doors away from the current location on Belmont Avenue. Sather's restaurant quickly became famous for her made-from-scratch Swedish specialties and luscious baked goods, particularly her special cinnamon rolls.

When Sather retired in 1981, she sold the restaurant to Tom Tunney, a 24-year-old graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, and taught him the business from the ground up. Since then, Tunney has expanded to this second full-service restaurant in Andersonville — decorated with original paintings by Scandinavian artist Sigmund Arseth — a cafe on Broadway and the newest restaurant, on Granville ... and become alderman of the 44th Ward. Sather died in 1996, but the restaurants. open for breakfast and lunch, continue her legacy for "just good food at the right prices," and still prepare many of her recipes.


—Leah A. Zeldes

 

Contact Information

Address: 5207 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640

Neighborhood: Andersonville

Region: Chicago North

County: Cook

Phone: Show phone

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Opened date: 1987




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