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  • Long Grove plans downtown events in March Mar 4, 2015 1:32 PM
    With the return of March and St. Patrick’s Day approaching, the village of Long Grove is leaving winter behind and once again staging a variety of events to draw people to the historic downtown.

  • Dining events: Eat early, save big at Devon in Oakbrook Terrace Mar 3, 2015 6:00 AM
    The early bird really does get the worm — or at least a delicious meal for less — at Devon Seafood + Steak in Oakbrook Terrace. The fashionably early menu available from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday includes two courses for $20.50.

  • French crepes, Indo roti come together at Bartlett's D^Licious Mar 3, 2015 1:24 PM
    East meets west at D^Licious Crêpes & Roti in downtown Bartlett, where French-inspired sweet and savory crepes share menu space with Indian delights. So start with a samosa and then move on to béchamel-draped ham-and-cheese crepes.

  • Crosstown Pub and Grill opens second location in Batavia Mar 2, 2015 1:02 PM
    A new neighborhood pub with homemade food and hometown appeal is now open along the Randall Road corridor in Batavia. This is the second location for Crosstown Pub & Grill.

  • Chicago chefs, restaurants well represented among James Beard Foundation Awards semifinalists Feb 25, 2015 6:00 AM
    Thirty-two suburban and Chicago rerestaurants are among the semifinalists for the 2015 James Beard Foundation Awards. The culinary world’s equivalent of the Oscars will be presented May 4 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

  • Solo in downtown Elgin trying to get contemporary wine bar off the ground Feb 26, 2015 11:17 AM
    With its high-quality American fare, contemporary decor and well-trained wait staff, newcomer Solo has made a good start at contributing a much-needed spark to the dining scene in downtown Elgin. Proprietors Frank and Renae Ferru, a husband-and-wife team, can take pride in what they have accomplished so far with their restaurant and wine bar. Still, there's a little work to do to sustain the early momentum.

  • Night life: Chandler’s serves up dinner, drink specials Feb 25, 2015 8:58 AM
    Chandler’s Chophouse offers up Monday dinner, drink specials; Gatsby’s Sports Pub has Thirsty Thursday drink specials; The Onion Pub offers in-house brews.

  • Dining events: Crepes are Krazy Good Feb 24, 2015 6:00 AM
    New crepe spot opens for shoppers at Westfield Hawthorn; Japanese chef brings ramen noodles to Palatine; Sage Kitchen + Bar offers lenten special.

  • New Emmett’s Ale House coming to downtown Wheaton Feb 24, 2015 9:57 AM
    A new Emmett's Ale House will be opening soon in downtown Wheaton, filling a Front Street space that has been occupied for years by The Bank restaurant. Emmett’s CEO and Owner Andy Burns said he hopes to see the new restaurant and brewery open by early April. The Bank’s ownership group will hold “a minority interest" in Emmett's and the current workforce will remain.

  • Pac-Man-themed restaurant opens at Woodfield Feb 24, 2015 10:02 PM
    On the verge of his 35th birthday, Pac-Man has a new home at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. Level 257, Wood Dale-based Namco Entertainment Inc.'s prototype restaurant and entertainment center themed after the iconic video game, has finally opened after months of anticipation.

  • Car-themed Cuda's revs up Antioch with comfort food, high-octane cocktails Feb 20, 2015 6:00 AM
    With salvaged bumpers for bar rails and vintage car trunks for the bar backs, Cuda's classic car theme comes through loud and clear. So does the new Antioch bar's emphasis on comfort food and "high-octane" cocktails.

  • Burst pipe caused early end of Arlington Heights’ Harry’s Feb 20, 2015 3:26 PM
    A burst frozen pipe at Harry’s in downtown Arlington Heights last month flooded the beloved establishment and prevented an opportunity for a proper sendoff - before its rebirth as a suburban location of Chicago-based Cortland’s Garage Tavern & Grill this spring.

  • Historic downtown Bartlett building could get new life after sale Feb 20, 2015 12:51 PM
    The buyer of a long vacant restaurant in downtown Bartlett wants to open another eatery there. “We're hoping that it can be renovated and fixed up not only for its historic importance, but it's also kind of a key location in the downtown,” Community Development Director Jim Plonczynski said of the old Lucky Jacks on Railroad Avenue.

  • Dining events: Lou’s Pizza Factory opens in Arlington Heights Feb 18, 2015 6:00 AM
    Lou’s Pizza Factory recently opened under co-owners Lou Castiello and Jeffery Staadt in the space formerly occupied by the 30s Pizza Factory. Lou’s serves pizzas, pastas, sandwiches and calzones, all-you-can-eat crab legs and gluten-free items. Join Francesca’s Amici’s Taste of California five-course wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25.

  • Night life: Crosstown Pub opens in Batavia Feb 17, 2015 2:45 PM
    Crosstown Pub in Batavia is now open; love never dies with Spears drink specials; Irish, Scottish ales featured at Beer Summit in Grayslake.

  • Libertyville's Pizzeria DeVille surprises with wood-fired pizza, intricate menu Feb 18, 2015 12:31 PM
    Pizzeria DeVille in downtown Libertyville is fine cuisine in a local eatery costume. Local ingredients and intricate menu items are augmented by a hefty craft beer list and a large wine selection. Pizza from the wood-burning grill is accompanied by traditional Italian appetizers and flatbreads, and the scent of fresh-baked goodies wafts through the restaurant. This is a friendly, laid-back restaurant where you feel like a regular even if it's your first time.

  • St. Raymond hosts 12th year of Lenten Fish Fry Fridays Feb 17, 2015 5:48 PM
    For the 12th consecutive year, St. Raymond de Penafort Catholic Church in Mount Prospect will host Lenten Fish Fry Fridays. The dinners will be available from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20, March 6 and March 20 in the church’s Parish Life Center.

  • Menchie’s fro-yo comes to Randall Road corridor Feb 16, 2015 1:28 PM
    The rich and famous always seem to be stopping by a Menchie’s in California to get their frozen yogurt fix, and a photo taken by the paparazzi with their fro-yo creation. Now you too, can get your photo taken at a Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, as the business expands into the Chicagoland area, and two locations open along the Randall Road corridor.

  • Suburban restaurants offer dining deals to lure customers out of hibernation Feb 15, 2015 6:00 AM
    You can nibble on empanadas in Arlington Heights, try pan-fried dumplings in Naperville and sate your sweet tooth with bread pudding in Batavia -- all at a discount. Eateries in these suburbs and others are participating in restaurant week promotions that offer dining at a discount.

  • Long Grove village board hopefuls disagree on keeping video gambling Feb 12, 2015 6:40 PM
    Six village board candidates split into two campaign camps have different takes on the merits of video gambling in downtown Long Grove. One side says the revenue from betting is critical to restaurants, while the other says residents should decide whether the village permantely allows video gambling after a trial run expires this April. “Whether it degrades or somehow cheapens our Long Grove brand is something the jury’s still out on,” says challenger Michael Sarlitto.

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