Submitted by liz on Wed, 2014-11-12 11:42
Culled from: Drury, John. Dining in Chicago, New York: The John Day Company, 1931, pp. 114-115.
Note: The Newberry Library holds the personal papers of author John Drury.
DEUTSCH'S, 28 North Dearborn Street
And now we come to Louie Deutsch, caterer of Jewish edibles to the Rialto. For over sixteen years, in his Dearborn Street restaurant and delicatessen store, Louie has been purveying most delectable dishes — chopped liver with schmaltz, spitz brust and sauerkraut, gefulte fish, schnitzel a la Holstein, steaks and chops, and toothsome pastries — to many an actor, actress, lawyer, judge, financier, clerk, and stenographer. And not only do Jewish people eat here, but gentiles from all parts of the Loop come to enjoy Louie's excellent cuisine.
Louie is our idea of the perfect restaurateur. He takes a personal interest in the whole establishment — counters, tables, kitchens, selection of foodstuffs, and upstairs dining room — and is always on hand to welcome a new customer or shake hands with an old one. You will like Louie if you should be fortunate enough to meet him — and it ought not to be hard.
Louie has lots and lots of old friends, both of high and low degree. Adolph Zukor, the movie magnate, always dines here when he is in town — and why shouldn't he, Louie being his brother-in-law. Another movie magnate, Jesse L. Lasky, partakes of Louie's board whenever he, too, passes through Chicago. And such well-known local movie theatre owners as Aaron Jones, Barney and Max Balaban, and Sam Lubliner, are frequent patrons. So also are General Milton J. Foreman, General Abel Davis, Paul Ash, Superior Court Judge Harry B. Miller, Attorney Sam Bachrach, and the great, baggy-trousered, Clarence D arrow. For good Jewish- American cooking try Deutsch's — and don't forget the pastries.
Maitre d'hotel: Louis Deutsch
1931 - 1931