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  • Tap House Grill celebrates new Palatine location Sep 23, 2014 4:38 PM
    The owners of Tap House Grill will host a grand opening Wednesday night at their new Palatine location, the same building that once housed the Mia Cucina restaurant. Proceeds to benefit JOURNEYS of Palatine.

  • Dining events: Pinstripes hosts bocce tourney, wine dinner Sep 18, 2014 6:00 AM
    Bocce fans rejoice in a weekend-long tournament at Oak Brook's Pinstripes featuring bocce lovers from all over the country. The weekend kicks off with a five-course wine dinner Saturday, Sept. 21. Qualifying rounds begin Saturday and championship rounds happen Sunday with a $15,000 first-place prize.

  • Mount Prospect McDonald's moving into old Baker's Square Sep 18, 2014 5:30 AM
    McDonald's will move out of its restaurant on Rand Road in Mount Prospect and into a new location that is so close you could probably stretch a golden arch from one to the other.

  • Giordano’s to open by December in Des Plaines’ Metropolitan Square Sep 17, 2014 11:58 AM
    A Giordano’s restaurant is coming to Metropolitan Square in downtown Des Plaines, the franchisee announced Wednesday. The pizzeria will be located in a 1,500-square-foot storefront between existing Potbelly and Panera Bread restaurants near River Road and Pearson Street.

  • No frills, some thrills at Seasons of Japan in Vernon Hills Sep 16, 2014 9:25 AM
    Seasons of Japan in Vernon Hills occupies space in a strip mall and serves no-frills fast-casual Japanese cuisine that appeals to all ages. The restaurant's central Lake County location makes it a perfect spot for a quick, inexpensive lunch. Seasons of Japan offers a selection of bento boxes, cooked plates, rice bowls, sushi and tempura. Diners order from a cafeteria-style counter, then the food is cooked from scratch on the other side of large glass windows that showcase the chefs.

  • Oktoberfests in full swing around the suburbs Sep 12, 2014 1:07 PM
    The weather is starting to cool, but before you break out your coat you can still have some outdoor fun at suburban Oktoberfest celebrations. The large German population in the area means there are plenty of places where you can enjoy sausage, beer, games and music and celebrate the changing of the seasons.

  • Culver’s of St. Charles to hold bone marrow registry drive Sep 12, 2014 9:01 PM
    Culver's of St. Charles will host a "Day of Giving" and marrow registry drive on Saturday, Sept. 20, to honor local 6-year-old Ava Lee, who has leukemia. Culver’s will donate 10 percent of its receipts to Be the Match, a national bone marrow registry.

  • St. Charles Jazz Weekend features live music Sep 10, 2014 5:45 AM
    Swing to the sounds of live jazz music this weekend in St. Charles, when the city hosts the third annual St. Charles Jazz Weekend.

  • New Orleans-inspired menu cements The Patten House's place in dining history Sep 10, 2014 5:56 AM
    If you enjoy your food seasoned with a pinch of history, a newly opened jewel of a restaurant and bar known as The Patten House is sure to please. Diners will enjoy working their way through chef Kevin Gillespie's appealing and refined New Orleans-inspired menu. Owner Nancy Luyten oversaw a smart restoration of the two-story red-brick 1857 building that originally served as the home of the lumberman whose name it bears.

  • Ex-strip club manager denied liquor license in Arlington Heights Sep 10, 2014 1:55 PM
    The Arlington Heights village board denied a liquor license this week to a former strip club manager trying to open a sports bar and grill in town. Petitioner Ilias Haritos sought a liquor license for Bottles and Barrels Sports Bar & Grill, which he is hoping to open at 1609 W. Campbell in the Westgate Shopping Center.

  • Raymes Steak and Fish House ready to reopen in Lisle Sep 8, 2014 9:37 AM
    Raymes Steak and Fish House is set to make a big return later this month in Lisle. The restaurant, which has been located near Route 53 and Ogden Avenue since 1974, was severely damaged by flooding in April 2013, but the owner decided to start over by constructing a new building on the same lot. “It’s exciting,” owner Jerri Nolan said. “I just think it kind of shows everybody that even as bad as it was, you can still go forward, which is what we did.”

  • Oktoberfest ready to kick off at Hofbrauhaus in Rosemont Sep 5, 2014 6:12 AM
    Soon the leaves will be turning, the temperatures will be crisper — and those with an affinity for schnitzel, beer and oompa bands will be able to get their fill. Preparations are underway at Hofbrauhaus Chicago in Rosemont for the restaurant and beer hall’s second annual Oktoberfest celebration Sept. 12 to Oct. 13 featuring many of the same traditions as the real thing in Munich, Germany.

  • Rock out while sipping and snacking at Festival of the Vine Sep 3, 2014 6:00 AM
    Geneva’s Festival of the Vine, which began as a celebration of all things grown on a vine, has evolved into a destination for foodies. But music lovers will find plenty to enjoy as well. The festival opens Friday, Sept. 5, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 7, in downtown Geneva.

  • Pizza truce over as East Coast poll takes shot at Chicago Sep 4, 2014 6:09 AM
    Last fall, Marc Malnati got Jon Stewart to appologize for ripping Chicago-style pizza, admit that Lou Malnati's pizza was "very tasty," and call for a truce in the pizza wars. Now comes a new shot.

  • Barbecue hogs the spotlight at Rock 'n Ribs in Lake Zurich Sep 2, 2014 3:11 PM
    Rock 'n Ribs BBQ's recent arrival in Lake Zurich handily fills an underserved segment in the town's dining scene. This is the first restaurant for owners Alice and Terry Banach, whose rib recipe has earned top marks at a couple of local rib competitions. On a recent visit, the baby pork ribs and beef briskey sandwich were rave-worthy.

  • Dining events: Free kids’ meal at Francesca’s Sep 2, 2014 6:00 AM
    Prove that you’re not a fool with pickup carryout meals at Francesca’s Restaurants. Now through next Tuesday, get a free kids’ meal with purchase of an adult entree.

  • Asian Kitchen restaurant opens in Schaumburg Aug 29, 2014 1:01 AM
    Asian Kitchen, a new fast-casual Indo-Chinese restaurant, opened late last week in Schaumburg’s Shoppes in the Prime Village shopping center at the northeast corner of Algonquin and Meacham roads. Owners Niral and Pinki Patel said nothing is pre-made and orders can be customized to add patrons’ favorite vegetables and spices. The restaurant is aimed at the lunch and dinner crowds, as well as take-out.

  • Meet Libertyville man who gave up banking to make pizza Aug 29, 2014 10:35 AM
    John Durning is passionate — passionate about pizza. So passionate, he left his banking job of 12 years to follow his dream -- opening a pizza joint called Pizzeria Deville. “I said I wouldn’t do it unless I found the perfect place,” he said of his new pizzeria in downtown Libertyville.

  • Libertyville's Mickey Finn's pairs lively atmosphere with home brews Aug 29, 2014 3:31 PM
    Mickey Finn's in downtown Liberytyville is a comfortable, if sometimes boisterous, gathering place to go with family or friends for an artisanal beer or two. But the convivial spot has more to offer than that homemade brew. Its still-evolving menu includes above-average pub grub and, depending when you visit, lively music.

  • Dining events: Get your tea fix at new DAVIDsTEA Aug 27, 2014 5:30 AM
    Stop in and check out the vast tea selection at Naperville's new DAVIDsTEA; Stonewood Ale House has slabs of ribs for Labor Day; Hugo’s offers specials for its 10th anniversary.

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