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The Dish: Grapevine evolves into Orland’s go-to Middle Eastern catering spot

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

It is a Saturday afternoon in the middle of Ramadan, and despite already being two weeks into a schedule that has seen her starting at 7 a.m. and working till roughly 8 p.m. every day, which she will continue to do through Saturday,...

The Dish: Hard-to-find baked treat finds home in Mokena

by James Sanchez, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Kim Friedl has been baking nearly her entire life.

Yet, one of the last desserts she learned how to make only four years ago turned out to be the one that transformed her baking from a hobby into a business. 


The Dish: Pita Pita Mediterranean Grill specializes in quick comfort food

by Cody Mroczka, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

The Hammad family grew up eating and then perfecting the Middle Eastern, Mediterranean-inspired tastes they now share with several Chicago-area communities. Pita Pita Mediterranean Grill in Orland Park is the latest family-owned and -...