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  • El Jardin brings popular urban cantina to Lake Zurich Nov 25, 2014 6:00 AM
    El Jardin has been a popular spot for enchiladas and margaritas in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood for decades. Now former city kids don't have to battle traffic on the Kennedy to revisit those familiar flavors. El Jardin's new cantina offers the same dining experience, and of course it's killer churros, in Lake Zurich.

  • Second Schaumburg Chick-fil-A arrives Dec. 4 Nov 24, 2014 5:13 PM
    Chick-fil-A will open its second restaurant in Schaumburg on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 90 Barrington Road. The first 100 adults in line by 6 a.m. that day will receive a digital offer card for 52 free Chick-fil-A meals.

  • The Shanty in Lake County receives a Delicious Destination award Nov 26, 2014 10:35 AM
    A Lake County restaurant that once received raves from Guy Fieri on his Food Network show “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” now also has an honor from the state’s tourism office. Dimitri Kallianis accepted the Enjoy Illinois: Delicious Destination award Monday at The Shanty restaurant on Route 41 in Wadsworth that his family purchased in 2006.

  • Chef David Burke opens Grillhouse in Schaumburg Dec 1, 2014 2:37 PM
    An interview with chef David Burke who is opening Grillhouse by David Burke in Schaumburg. "It is big. No two ways about it. At 22,000 square feet it is the biggest property I’ve ever owned. The trick with a place that is big is trying to make it warm and comfortable."

  • Kenya’s celebrity chef bases fine dining on African culture Nov 21, 2014 6:00 AM
    One delicious bite at a time, Kiran Jethwa is trying to show the world that there’s more to Africa than poverty, war and safaris. Jethwa is what many in the Western world consider unlikely — a celebrity chef from Africa. But through two high-end Nairobi restaurants and a Fox International television series, he is using the continent’s extraordinary produce and unique culinary traditions to open the minds and change the palates of curious tourists, urbane Kenyans and bush tribesmen alike.

  • District 214 selling more lunches without national program Nov 21, 2014 12:17 PM
    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 officials said the district’s first year of not being a member of the National School Lunch program is going well and has resulted in an increase in student-bought meals. “We are seeing more excitement around our cafeterias,” Superintendent David Schuler said.

  • Suburban bars embrace moonshine as 'the next big thing' Nov 19, 2014 2:54 PM
    In July 2011, Tennessee's Ole Smoky Distillery began selling moonshine in the Chicago area. The unaged whiskey proved so popular that five spots that opened in the last two years made it the focus of their drink menus: Rack House Kitchen & Tavern in Arlington Heights, Old Crow Smokehouse in Schaumburg and Chicago, Whiskey River BBQ & Honky Tonk in Mount Prospect, and The Still Bar and Grill in Bartlett.

  • Dining events: Get your French, Indian on the go Nov 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    Bartlett’s new D^Licious gives you fast-casual French and Indian food; Harry’s gets new owners and a new persona; construction underway on Level 257 in Woodfield.

  • Ditka's scores with casual atmosphere, diverse menu Nov 18, 2014 2:49 PM
    Deborah Pankey knows many fans wish Mike Ditka could turn around the Chicago Bears this season, but she's fine with him focusing his efforts elsewhere, like at his newest restaurant in Arlington Heights. Sure, he's not calling the plays there every night, but the team at the trackside eatery is doing Da Coach proud.

  • New restaurant opening in Palatine under old name Nov 18, 2014 6:33 PM
    The Palatine village council granted a special use permit allowing an Italian restaurant and bakery to open in the Woodcraft Plaza shopping center along Dundee Road. Rossini de Lucca will serve pizza, hamburgers, sandwiches and salad. “This will be a family restaurant for all ages and for all types of people,” owner Jaroslav Prus said.

  • Upscale candy-inspired restaurant opens in Rosemont Nov 14, 2014 5:37 PM
    The latest addition to Rosemont’s entertainment district is now officially open for business. Sugar Factory American Brasserie has started serving such delectable dishes as red velvet pancakes and King Kong sundaes, and cocktails such as smoking candy goblets and cotton candy cosmopolitans. “We have over 120 reservations for Friday and Saturday night,” said Anna Finnegan, the restaurant’s general manager. “Now that the word is out, we’re preparing for the big time this weekend.”

  • French Russian cuisine inspires new restaurant Deka in Wheeling Nov 13, 2014 5:03 PM
    Proprietors of a newly opened restaurant in Wheeling are inviting patrons to dine like Russian nobility at their new place — which means you’re more likely to be served caviar than cabbage soup. Deka Restaurant is a French Russian brasserie at 401 E. Dundee Road.

  • Wheeling ‘Taste of the Town’ revenue doubles Nov 12, 2014 3:19 PM
    Wheeling’s Taste of the Town “Healthy Harvest” celebration last month at the Westin Chicago North Shore drew nearly 900 attendees who enjoyed tastings, select wine and craft beers from over 20 local restaurants and sponsors along with live entertainment, silent auction and raffle prizes.

  • Dining events: Jazz up your Sunday brunch at Waterleaf Nov 12, 2014 5:45 AM
    Get jazzy at Waterleaf’s jazz brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. The joint event with WDCB 90.9-FM’s “Chicago’s home for jazz” combines Waterleaf’s a la carte brunch menu with contemporary jazz guitarist Bryan Lubeck and host Rick O’Dell.

  • Grace earns 3 stars in the Michelin Guide Chicago 2015 Nov 12, 2014 11:03 AM
    This year, Chicago's Grace, helmed by chef Curtis Duffy, is making the leap from two to three stars in the Michelin Guide Chicago 2015. "Grace is a stunning example of the creativity and daring that characterizes fine dining in Chicago” said Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin Guide. Grace joins Alinea as the only other three-star restaurant in Chicago.

  • Manny's in Elmhurst aims for neighborhood feel Nov 12, 2014 6:12 AM
    After years of working at beer-focused chain Yard House's Glenview location, Kleomenis Papadatos decided he wanted to use the knowledge he'd gained there to open his own neighborhood bar. He partnered with his father to open Manny's Ale House at 683 W. St. Charles Road in Elmhurst in August.

  • Acclaimed chef Paul Virant makes Hinsdale bistro Vistro approachable Nov 11, 2014 6:16 AM
    Michelin-starred, James Beard Award-nominated chef Paul Virant has crafted an approachable and down-to-earth spot in Hinsdale called Vistro. The ingredients — like at his other ventures (Vie, Perennial Virant) — are seasonal and sourced from local farms. The difference is there's little-to-no name-checking, and the offerings are presented in a decidedly unfussy way. Plus, most entrees are less than $20.

  • Day Go Dogs among new businesses in Arlington Hts. Nov 11, 2014 4:24 PM
    A new Italian restaurant — Day Go Dogs and ‘Za — is expected to open by the end of the year in the former Riviera location at 5 W. Campbell Street in downtown Arlington Heights. Owner Richie Vaia said the new spot will have the same fast-casual food for good prices as his former Algonquin location. A half-dozen other businesses also have opened recently in the village, officials said.

  • Quentin Corners Subway moving to new spot in Palatine Nov 11, 2014 12:53 PM
    The Palatine village council approved a plan to move the Subway restaurant currently located in the Quentin Corners shopping center to a new location at 243 W. Northwest Hwy., in the spot previously reserved for a Jersey Mike’s restaurant. In 2013, the council approved a plan to put a drive-through Dunkin’ Donuts and a Jersey Mike’s at a new shopping center at 243 W. Northwest Hwy., which is just west of the intersection of Northwest Highway and Smith Street in between a McDonald’s and a BMO Harris Bank.

  • Hoffman Estates Harvest Lunch for seniors Nov. 20 Nov 10, 2014 7:43 AM
    The Village of Hoffman Estates Commission for Senior Citizens will host its largest annual event, the Harvest Luncheon, at noon Thursday, Nov. 20 at the Stonegate Conference & Banquet Centre. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the cost is $20 per person.

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