Re: restaurants from 50/60s still open?
Date: June 04, 2011 04:22PM
In the Lakeview neighborhood, about four blocks south of Wrigley Field, there's Ann Sather's Restaurant. It's at 909 W. Belmont (between the "L" tracks and Clark Street). I think Ann Sather started the restaurant sometime after World War II (I became familiar with it around 1970), and Tom Tunney has owned it for about 30 years, after Ann Sather retired.
Another long-running restaurant (different neighborhood, though) is the Medici in Hyde Park. I was reminded of this because of the recent death of the longtime owner, Hans Morsbach. The Medici started in the late 1950's--my recollection is that it was originally located on 53rd Street. Morsbach bought it in 1961, according to obituaries. Somewhere along the line it moved to 57th Street. There were actually a couple of different locations on 57th, and it's currently at 1327 E. 57th Street.