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The Dish: Only fresh, authentic and tasty dishes served at Pico de Gallo

by Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Although Pico de Gallo in New Lenox just opened at the end of January, the restaurant already has seen more customers than expected.

“I didn’t think it was going to go this wild,” said owner Denise Marquez. “There’s a...

The Dish: Port Noir offers more than just wine and martinis

by Erin Redmond, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Lockport’s Port Noir has finally invented time travel.

OK, not really, but customers of the Port Noir wine and martini bar might feel that way when they step through its doors. With soft jazz playing over the speakers...

The Dish: El Motor folds family traditions into Mexican favorites

by Kirsten Onsgard, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

The Martinez home was a hub of food and family.

For 25-year-old son Ernesto, that meant spending Sundays in their Homewood house with siblings and extended family after church. His parents, known as the cooks, served...