My Dad took me to Braverman's on Chicago Ave just west of Ashland probably around 1974. It had just been reviewed in the Trib or Sun Times. My Dad had corned beef on rye, and I had brisket but my favorite was the potato pancakes. I never had anything to quite match what they offered at Braverman's.
Anyways, here's the [url=http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?pid=157065774]legacy book for Sam Braverman[/url] . He passed just this past March.
As I recall after the Cafeteria on Chicago Ave closed, some of the employees opened another one by the Illinois Athletic club on the near north side. The food was just as good but the neighborhood didn't have the same feel.