Charile Beinlichs, not what it use to be?
Went to a casual couple's dinner last Saturday at Charlie Beinlichs in Northbrook. Just a "burger and a beer" night. I have been going there for as far back as I can remember,but have not been in a couple of years. I have got to say I was a wee bit disapointed.
The shrimp cocktail still had the same great sauce, but the shrimp were a lot smaller. The burger was not as I remembered good but not outstanding.
Was it me? Were my taste buds not in tune? Anyone else notice this?
Your thoughts please.
I haven't been back in about two years, but I had a similar experience.
I think I used to idealize that place (my dad used to take me when I was a kid) but when I started going on my own, the mystique seemed to pale until it more or less vanished.
I still have a good time when I go with my dad!
Give it a while, let absence lt the heart grow fonder (yadda, yadda, yadda) then give it another shot.
In the menatime, try Norton's in downtown Highland Park- That's the new burger place I go with my dad!
My family and I have been eating at Beinlich's for over 30 years and still go there regularly. I have not detected any change in the quality of the hamburger or the shrimp cocktail. And I still get a kick watching the bartender and waiters pouring soft drinks from 2 liter bottles! This place is one great throwback in time. Whenever I enter it I feel like I am in Northern Wisconsin on a fishing trip with great food. Don