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The Dish: At Peppo’s, it’s all about the ‘guts’

January 16, 2018 by Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Sandwich shops are a dime a dozen, but only one has the “guts” to stand up to the competition.

The specialty sandwich topping at Peppo’s Subs in Palos Heights is a mixture of freshly diced pickles, tomato and onion,...

The Dish: Family comes first at Homer Glen’s Tazza

by Max Lapthorne, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

The roots of Tazza Italian Ristorante in Homer Glen can be traced back decades to a quaint town just northwest of Naples, Italy, called Teano.

That is where Tazza owner Rose Reynders’ grandmother used to live, and is...

The Dish: Girl in the Park puts on a show with purpose

by Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

A customer orders an Old Fashioned 108 at Girl in the Park. The server shows up with the classic cocktail, expertly prepared with a beautiful brown hue aided by the addition of cinnamon and cloves in a glass that blossoms out toward...

The Dish: A marriage of variety, consistency

by Tim Carroll, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

“It’s a nice day for a white wedding.”

This quarter, Billy Idol’s vision has been expanded beyond a single day. Between now and Jan. 20, Burger 21’s featured shake is its white wedding cake shake (price varies by size...