April 21, 2013, Samantha Nelson
Mascots are usually the domain of sports teams, fast food restaurants and breakfast cereals, but when Salseria owner Anthony Gambino was working on his new spot, he decided he’d have one too. The menu and décor at HB Jones, which opened in December at 551 S. York St.
March 17, 2013, Melissa Silverberg
Arlington Heights officials are hopeful that the opening of Rack House Kitchen & Tavern, a new American-cuisine smokehouse restaurant, will spark a revival in the southern portion of the village. The 10,000-square-foot facility in the former Boston Blackie’s location at 222 E.
February 17, 2013, Jennifer Olvera
CiNe is no ordinary taco stop. Set within the iconic Hinsdale Theater, this modern taqueria at 29 E. First St., has two-starred Michelin chef Yanitzin Sanchez (previously of Sabor Saveur) in the kitchen ensuring the menu - on paper at least - is far from boring.
January 20, 2013
Chicagoans, and by proxy, suburbanites, sure do love pizza. We love our style of pizza. Whether it is traditional square-cut thin, deep-dish or stuffed, we’re pretty proud of our pizzas and pretty well convinced that no other city has such great pizza.
December 16, 2012, Carolyn Walkup
The Chubby Bullfrog Bar & Grill, a new sports bar and cafe set in a corner of a small strip mall a short distance west of Springhill Mall in West Dundee, is developing a neighborhood crowd of sports fans of all ages.
November 18, 2012, Marty Cusack
I fell in love with British-style sausage rolls and meat pies on my first trip to London 22 years ago. These simple, fresh, hot and tasty pies provided a cheap, filling meal for a tourist on the go.
October 21, 2012, Deborah Pankey
JD’s Q & Brew opened earlier this year with Fremd High School graduate Peter Veremis at the helm and his cousin, Thanos “Tom” Grigoriou, manning the pit. The pit, by the way, is tucked behind a brick partition in the dining room because it is too big to fit in the kitchen.
September 16, 2012, Deborah Pankey
Didn’t make it to Key West this summer? Cancun and Manzanillo still a bit out of reach? No matter, you can catch the feel-good island vibe at Adobe Gila’s, 5455 Park Place #2 in Rosemont.
August 19, 2012, Deborah Pankey
I’ve never considered myself the whiskey type. So what drew me to Lincoln Whiskey Kitchen in Schaumburg? The whiskey.This whiskey in the exquisite mushroom soup. The whiskey stirred into barbecue sauce that smothered the perfectly cooked burger.
June 17, 2012, Jennifer Olvera
I like carbs — enough that living without them sounds dreadful. So, when I heard buzz about fast-casual Eshticken, known for its zero-carb crust, skepticism crept in. But there’s no need to concern yourself about an unfulfilling meal.