But step into the friendly atmosphere at the Windmill Restaurant at 518 Selkirk Avenue and you’ll think you’re back in the 1950’s. The menu is basic and economical. I’ve heard the perogies are to die for but I opted for a hearty homemade soup and toasted tomato sandwich. The decor is kitschy- a display of Mexican somberoes
and this fellow guarding the salad menu.A mural painted on the side of the restaurant gives us a glimpse of a street car and Selkirk Avenue’s glory days in the 1930s -1950sand another mural takes us back even further to the late 1800s and ox cart days.
Scenes from the movies Capote and Shall We Dance were filmed in the Windmill. How’s that for a a claim to fame? If you want to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Richard Gere, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener wander on over to the Windmill Restaurant and get a blast from the past.
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