Maurice's (restaurant)

Street Address: 
175 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL

Culled from: Drury, John. Dining in Chicago, New York: The John Day Company, 1931, pp. 209-210.

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

MAURICE'S, 175 West Madison Street

Ranks with the best restaurants in town for good food. The pastries and coffee are on a par with those of Henrici's. Because of its nearness to the Market Street "Newspaper Row", Maurice's has always been a newspaper restaurant and all of "the boys" know C. H. Penikoff, the genial proprietor. Maurice's stands on the site of the famed Vogelsang's restaurant, where George Ade, Finley Peter Dunne, Eugene Field, Ring Lardner, John T. McCutcheon, Opie Read, and other news writers of a generation ago dined. Here, at the present time, you'll find the town's columnists — John Keys, Warren Brown, Ralph Cannon, and Carol Willis Hyatt; the sports writers, Paul Hirtenstein, Anne Armstrong, S. S. "Salty" Bell, Albon Holden, John C. Hoffman, and James Crusinberry; Bertha Fenberg, feature writer for the News; Harry Beardsley, author of the forthcoming biography of Joe Smith, "Celestial Wives"; Tom Bashaw, Dan Fogle, Clem Lane, reporters all; Hume T. Whitacre, who edits the elaborate rotogravure section of the News; Jim Braden, the automobile editor; Don Russell, the book critic; Eugene Stinson, the music critic; and William S. Hedges and Royal S. Munger, radio and financial editors respectively. And there are lots and lots of others from "Newspaper Row." Maurice's is open all night and Sundays and serves a 65 cent table d'hote luncheon and a $1.00 dinner. The establishment has recently been enlarged so that now there is plenty of room.




1931 - 1931


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