Black and White Wednesday-Berghoff’s Restaurant, Chicago

Traveling and family commitments have kept me out of my kitchen baking holiday treats, but I am able work on some of my travel photos for  Black and White Wednesday created by  Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook who has been posting some tantalizing holiday treats and beautiful food photos in the past few days. 

Inspired by the wide acclaim his Dortmunder-sytle beer received at the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, Herman Berghoff opened the Berghoff Cafe in 1898. Beer cost a nickel and sandwiches were free. Critics gave him six months, but Berghoff was highly successful even during the Prohibition years (1919-1933) serving near beer and Bergo soda pop.  With the strong Prohibition following, but unable to survive on beer sales alone, Berghoff began serving food. The Berghoff’s historical facade has remained unchanged since early 1950. Source.

Image was processed using Rad Lab, a creme anglaise texture from Flypaper Textures, then with  Topaz B&W Effects chose the camel dynamic filter from the Van Dyke brown collection.


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  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums
    December 8, 2011 / 8:47 am

    I love the effects used! That picture is perfect. A pity that those action sets/textures are not free… ;-PCheers,Rosa

  2. DebC
    December 8, 2011 / 5:33 pm

    And, the result is beautiful.Timeless.

  3. Bron
    December 8, 2011 / 7:06 pm

    so very cool, just like a postcard!

  4. Chiara
    December 9, 2011 / 7:23 pm

    lovely photo Lynne,

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