Bradshaw's (restaurant)

Street Address: 
127 E. Oak St.
Chicago, IL

Culled from: Drury, John. Dining in Chicago, New York: The John Day Company, 1931, pp. 140-141.

Note: The Newberry Library holds the personal papers of author John Drury.

BRADSHAW'S, 127 East Oak Street

Although a small, unassuming place, around the corner from Michigan Avenue and having all the appearance of being just another Gold Coast tea room, Bradshaw's serves some of the best food in the North Central district. The establishment is conducted by Mrs. Jene Fageros, a capable and conscientious Norwegian cook from Minneapolis, and her daughter, Bernyce, who is an artist and a graduate of Columbia. Nowhere can you find better apple pie — the delicious fresh apple slices are exposed and instead of the usual covering of crust Mrs. Fageros uses a layer of chopped walnuts. Her bran muffins also are incomparable, being made of figs, bran, milk, and eggs. Luncheons are 65 and 85 cents and dinners $L00 and $1.50. Mrs. Bernice Challenger Bost, editor of Tower Town Topics Magazine, and many well-known men and women from nearby advertising offices come here daily for luncheon, and it is one of the favored spots of Lake Shore Drive society. Through the windows you may observe, on the other side of the street, the lawns at the rear of Mrs. Edith Rockefeller McCormick's palatial residence — if that is of any interest to you.

Maitresse d'hotel: Miss Bernyce Fageros




1931 - 1931


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