Best dog in the 'burbs
For a summer story in Time out! we want to know where you go when you're hankerin' for a hot dog. Give us the name of your favorite hot dog spot in or around the suburbs and tell us why you like it. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Top Dog in the subject head or join the conversation at facebook.com/DH.TimeOut. Of those who respond by June 16, one person will be randomly selected to receive hot dog paraphernalia.
Go g-free at Tuscany
Chef Bolla Loza at Tuscany Wheeling has created a new gluten-free menu including bruschetta for $7; pizza for $15; calamari alla griglia, wood-grilled calamari, mesclun salad, tomato filet, hearts of palm, and fingerling potatoes, for $13; and entrees such as the pollo alla parma, a lightly breaded chicken breast, tomato and mozzarella with a side of penne pasta, $17; and the maiale alla griglia, three grilled pork chops, mashed potatoes, pea sauce, for $19; or the sauteed veal scaloppini.
Tuscany Restaurant, 550 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling. (847) 465-9988 or tuscanychicago.com.
What's new at Old Town
Old Town has added new items to its menu, including truffle popcorn, pork belly grilled cheese (braised pork belly, butterkase and white cheddar, heirloom tomatoes, over-easy egg, smoked tomato soup and brioche) and Miller Farms chicken made with cherrywood smoked chicken, grits, braised beet greens, and house-made barbecue sauce. There's also a 10-ounce, bone-in center-cut chop with a potato purée, chipotle maple glaze, cinnamon spiced apples and crispy buttermilk onion strings.
Old Town Pour House, 8 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. (630) 601-1440 or oldtownpourhouse.com.