Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Monday, September 20

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Yes, the Berghoff is closing next week. Yes, there has been much weeping and wailing about it. In the midst of the sentimentality, however, pipes up, stating an opinion I suspect many wish they could discount: "This once-venerable icon of historic Chicago has been serving below-average German fare for quite a while." The upside? "This city has too much good food for us to cry over a restaurant that gave up on quality years ago."

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