Local Flavor

From top: Coffee, pecan, and plain caramels

Coveted Caramel

By Peter Gianopulos Grandpa Frank’s Candy honors a family recipe Prior to the 2021…
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Thali platter

That’s Just Naansense

By Peter Gianopulos Naperville’s new spot for authentic Indian flavors You’re headed…
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Food at Miskatonic Craft Kitchen

Mystical Brews

By Peter Gianopulos How the new Miskatonic Craft Kitchen works its magic For Josh Mowrey,…
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Bun bo hue (left) and Pho Chicago

Home Soup Home

By Peter Gianopulos Naperville’s Pho Chicago & Cajun serves up the real deal It…
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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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