Glaser's Cafe

Street Address: 
3551 W. 26th St.
Chicago, IL

Culled from: Drury, John. Dining in Chicago, New York: The John Day Company, 1931, pp. 176-177.

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

GLASER'S CAFE, 3551 West 26th Street

Where the musicians, newspaper editors, writers, and leaders of the west side Bohemian quarter foregather. Dr. Jaroslav Smetanka, consul for Czechoslovakia, comes here when in the mood for his native Bohemian viands; here many visiting celebrities from the homeland are banqueted; here also Mayor Anton Cermak ate in the days when he was a minor political figure. Charles Glaser, who is somewhat of a bibliophile and philosopher in addition to being a first-rate restaurateur, has been conducting this place on the main business street of the Bohemian quarter for the past thirteen years and his friends are legion. All the well-known Bohemian dishes are on the Glaser menu — plum dumpling, with poppyseeds or cottage cheese (served only between the months of June and December); roast duck with sauerkraut; Prague salami with raw onions; roast goose and roast loin of pork, both with sauerkraut; liver sausage; and the various delightful Bohemian pastries, such as kolacky and buchty smaken. Glasher's is open from 7 A.M. to 1 A.M. and the menu is a la carte.

Maitre d' hotel: Charles Glaser




1931 - 1931



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