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Long Lost Lamented Restaurants Power Hour: The Bakery

Address: 2214 N. Lincoln

Hungarian chef Louis Szathmary came to America with nothing but his affable, larger-than-life personality soon made him an icon. His BYO Lincoln Park eatery (a rarity at the time) The Bakery was open from 1962 to 1989 and served diners a mishmash of continental dishes including a famous beef Wellington, which became a Chicago favorite. Not content with being confined to just the kitchen, Szathmary was also an early public figure in the culinary industry who authored The Chef’s Secret Cookbook and could be seen on television and magazines.

Today, a street just behind the restaurant is named for the chef.