Table for Two

Be Mine

By Phil Vettel Clarendon Hills’ tiny downtown has been home to several good restaurants…
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LIMITED EDITION

When Empire Restaurant Group purchased the building that was the longtime home of Jimmy’s…
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What’s in a name?

By Phil Vettel The joke on the Zade’s Lounge website says the name was chosen “because…
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Chão Chow

By Phil Vettel The opening of a new Fogo de Chão outpost in Oak Brook is not exactly…
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Anything but Ordinary

The impetus for St. Charles’s newest restaurant actually starts with a love story:…
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White Hot kitchen

Deep in the dark heart of the pandemic, it wasn’t difficult to envision a bleak future…
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Garden Party

Oakbrook Center mall has no shortage of restaurants to choose from, but this fall it…
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Dome Sweet Dome

One of the many lingering questions in the months and years to come is the notion of…
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Balancing Act

Refining the rustic. Rusticizing the refined. These are the seemingly contradictory objectives…
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Bold Moves

It’s been a harrowing 18 months for anyone associated with the hospitality industry.…
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Pleasure Craft

Perhaps one of the unexpected boons of two decades of the craft beer explosion has been…
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Hang time at Hizemans

As with many things in the hypercompetitive world of sports, the calculus at work in…
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