Local Flavor

The Bougie Avocado Bagel

Let’s Get Crackin’

By Peter Gianopulos Effin Egg elevates the breakfast sandwich We’ve been conditioned…
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The staff at Little Pop’s NY Pizzeria

NY Slice of Life

By Peter Gianopulos Little Pops gives New York–style pizza a footing in Illinois Earlier…
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Astoria Café & Bakery

Sweet Selection

By Peter Gianopulos This Lisle family bakery serves up Serbian delights ’Tis the season…
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Inside Sturdy Shelter Brewing

Give Me Shelter

By Peter Gianopulos Riverfont brewery builds in carefully crafted details There is a…
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Inside Penrose Brewing Company


By Peter Gianopulos Penrose’s award-winning seltzer shakes up the judges Have you ever…
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Biscuits at Tasty Biscuit

Biscuits With an Egyptian Flair

By Peter Gianopulos Hasnaa Soliman loves people. Loves talking to people. Loves cooking…
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A pizza

Enlightened Pies

By Peter Gianopulos Embracing the poetry—and science—of pizza Ask any self-respecting…
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Inside Rosie’s Home Cookin’

Table Service

By Peter Gianopulos Rosie’s Home Cookin’ proudly dishes up comfort food Some Marines,…
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Michael Kandah at Smart Pants Café

Serving Up Science

By Peter Gianopulos Smarty Pants Café is proving to be a successful experiment If he…
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Inside Lazy Dog Restaurant

Mountain Meals

By Peter Gianopulos Lazy Dog Restaurant masters the comfy rustic concept How does one…
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Nautical Bowls, 8 W. Gartner Rd., Naperville

The Next Super Bowl

By Peter Gianopulos Give this gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, plant-based sorbet a…
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Pastries from Brown Butter Café & Bakery

Skipping the Gluten

By Peter Gianopulos St. Charles bakery offers up allergy-friendly treats Dawn Phillips,…
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