In June 1, 1959, the kitchen staff at the Charl-Mont Restaurant at the Globe Store were featured in an article in the Times.
Food Editor Maureen Connolly spoke with Charl-Mont manager Jack Wingerden about the restaurant and a few ideas for dishes you could make at home.
Wingerden said that the restaurant’s staff usually arrives an hour before the restaurant opens at 9:30am and stays past 7pm closing to clean up.
He said on a daily basis the restaurant sees between several hundred to 1,800 guests. Wingerden shared that Charl-Mont’s grilled hamburger with french fries out sells their prime rib and baked potato dinner 10 to 1. He said the price difference between the two is only 20 cents.
Wingerden also shared his go to meal when having guests over for dinner at his Elmhurst Blvd. home. The meal consisted of broiled steak, baked potatoes and tossed salad. He said after the potatoes are baked he hollows them out, mashes the contents with butter, cream, grated onion and garlic, then returns the mashed potatoes back into the potatoes shells tops them with cheese and places them under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese is lighting browned. He said he served the salad with French dressing.
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