Local Flavor

The Little Cantina That Could

By Peter Gianopulos  Jim Trader, a co-owner of Front Street Cantina in Naperville,…
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Dark secrets

The holidays have a way of making Cathy Bouchard, owner of Le Chocolat du Bouchard in…
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power of coffee

By Peter Gianopulos Jennifer Fox, owner of Dragonolia Coffee (dragonolia.com), thinks…
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Getting Saucy

By Peter Gianopulos Over the years, Evelyn Rivera has been greeted by so many quizzical…
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The Fixe is In

 By Peter Gianopulos A restaurant committed to a true “seasonal dining” experience…
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About a Boy

By Peter Gianopulos Chef Niño? The boy chef? Sounds, at first blush, like a curious…
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Gourmet Grill

Although the walk-up service and laid-back atmosphere at Knead: Urban Eatery (131 S.…
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A new Treasure

By Kevin Meek How did a cooking competition, some lifelong friendships, a slight pirate…
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Self-Serve Sweets

By Zareen Syed You can call it what you want—a dessert ATM or a cake vending machine—anything…
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Sliding Support

In early February, Illinois regions 7 and 8 (DuPage, Kane, Will, and Kankakee Counties)…
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Meal kits explode

By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz HelloFresh, the world’s largest meal kit company, has agreed…
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Vintage Takeout

Whether you’re binge watching The Office or checking out the new Saved by the Bell…
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