Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL

Apple Pancake


Walker Bros.

Apple Pancake

Walker Bros.
153 Green Bay Road
Wilmette, Illinois, 60091
(847) 251-6000
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Plenty of restaurants have an iconic dish. Not as many have an iconic movie filmed on location there. Hello Walker Bros., the Wilmette “original” location, just a few stops from Chicago. Robert Redford directed Timothy Hutton and Dinah Manoff  here in the Oscar-winning Ordinary People, as two emotionally troubled teens. Their post-mental hospital meeting at Walker Bros. foreshadowed the tragic events to later unfold in this deeply wrenching story. But wait, the apple pancake! Deep dish. Served bubbling warm, oozing with apples and cinnamon and rich eggy-custardy innards. Ask to have it served as dessert, because the thick menu full of breakfast delights should be included on any good tour of the Windy City, after you visit The Bean.

DISHED UP BY...

Ken Carlton

Ken is the author of FOOD FOR MARRIAGE and co-author of THE HUNGER. His screen credits include a screenplay with the folks who brought you "Babette's Feast." He is an inveterate midnight chef with a penchant for all things tartare.

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