Local Flavor

It’s Crunch Time

By Peter Gianopulos The sad secret about chicken wings? They travel about as well as…
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Taste of Canada

By Peter Gianopulos Ever since Thi Tram Nguyen moved to Naperville in 2013, she’s been…
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All ALE, SpartaN

By Peter Gianopulos Occasionally, Chris Pucci, the director of operations for the sprawling…
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Blame the Bossa Nova

By Peter Gianopulos Many chefs would’ve taken one look at the sprawling new Matrix…
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Cake Masters

Cakes boating squiggly lined birthday greetings and wavy buttercream borders? No. No.…
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One Wild and Savvy Guy

By Peter Gianopulos Scott Harris can see the future, and it’s making him yawn. This…
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Urban Indulgence

By Peter Gianopulos It’s hard to say who shrieked with more unbridled glee over the…
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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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