Man, I hate this, hearing that the Berghoff in Chicago is closing. Dining there (not just "eating") was one of the great gastronomic experiences of my life, the first time I ever had sauerbraten. I haven't been there in more than 20 years, but the idea that I could go back sometime was one of the small comforts that got me through many a fast-food-gobbling day. Has anyone else wondered why Fort Wayne, with its strong German heritage, has had such a dearth of good German restaurants? Is it because people didn't want to go out and eat the same things they had at home?