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An End of an Era in Andersonville

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Dec 15, 2006 4:04PM


Don't expect to find glögg at the Hopleaf this winter. The Reader's "Food Chain" blog reported Wednesday that they won't be making any this winter, due to the passing of "Mr. Hans" himself.

Hans Gotling passed away on December 4th (you can read his obituary here). He was a Streets & San employee, a 47th Ward precinct captain, and the owner of the Hopleaf's previous incarnation, Clark Foster Liquors. But he'll be most remembered for his glögg, which warmed the bones of scores of Chicagoans. It was Mr. Hans' Andersonville glögg that sparked our love of this traditional mulled beverage. Though we've developed our own recipe, the perfect way to honor Gotling's memory is to make glögg the way he would have.