In this 2005 interview, Margaret Glinski, manager and co-owner of Frank Sterle’s Slovenian Countryhouse, discusses her memories of this famous Cleveland landmark. Ms. Glinski is an immigrant from Germany, who came to Cleveland and who initially worked at the Hofsbrau House across East 55th Street from Sterle’s. She worked 16years at the Hofsbrau House before she and her Italian boyfriend bought Sterle’s 18 years ago following Frank Sterle’s death. She talks about the menu—which she describes as “Central European”; how foods is prepared at Sterle’s; polka bands; murals in the restaurant that were painted by Slovenian and German artists; and celebrities, including George Voinovich, who have eaten at Sterle’s. She also talks about other Central European ethnic restaurants and institutions in the East 55th Street area, and ethnic neighborhoods that formerly existed in the area.
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