I've made two trips up to Rosemont to the new Hofbrauhaus. Since my husband is German and his dad grew up in Germany, I've developed a fondness for German food, beer and culture. Hofbrauhaus has a great variety of all three. It's designed to model the original 400+ year old beer hall in Munich. It's something everyone should experience.
One of my favorite items on the menu is this Bavarian pretzel appetizer. It's actually made in Germany and sent over on slow boats where it is then baked in the restaurant. One bite and you will be wowed! And OMG..that spicy mustard. Mmmmmm!