Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Bringing the North Side to the South Side, one plate at a time.
A couple of restaurateurs are banking that their North Side tapas concept restaurant will become a gathering place for South Side residents who want an alternative to sports bars and franchise restaurants. Connect with Patch: Oak Lawn / Evergreen Park / Beverly-Mt. Greenwood “There was a need for a place like this for people to come out and enjoy themselves without TVs blasting,” co-owner and chef Tymm Diamond said. “We wanted a place where people could come and talk.” So far, business has been great at Oak Lawn’s SIP Appetizer Bar at 4911 W. 95th St. Open for the three months, SIP is already living up to locals' expectations looking for more than the grilled chicken and burger fare offered at other 95th street establishments. “There was …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Patch takes the guesswork out of which restaurants and businesses are open on Thanksgiving Day.
Are you still undecided about what to do on Thanksgiving? Or ready to embark on your annual search of a pumpkin pie that you stayed up all night baking at Baker's Square or Jewel? So you don’t have to call or drive around, Patch has compiled a list of restaurants and businesses open on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22). We’ve included supermarkets, liquor stores, conveniece stores and other businesses for those last minute dinner emergencies or alcohol to put your relatives in a happy mood. READ: Where Do You Go For A Much-Needed Cocktail? Many local restaurants are open for business for walk-in guests or are accepting reservations for Thanksgiving Day. If you’re familiar with one of these restaurants or businesses, click on the link and leave …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Don't miss the opportunity to nominate who you feel is the BEST breakfast spot in your community or a surrounding town. Your preferred spot will face off against others from the Oak Lawn area for the title of the most-loved in Oak Lawn.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Our morning rituals are sacred and we have no time to waste on a bad breakfast. That's why we need your help in naming the best place to get breakfast in Oak Lawn. We want to know who makes that perfect meal to start your day. From pancakes to waffles and eggs to crepes, there are any number of places doing breakfast right. Tell us your favorite and why. While you're at it, give a shoutout to your chosen plumber in our Patch business directory. Think of your recommendation as a public service, telling residents the best places to go in Oak Lawn. Nominate your favorite breakfast spot by telling us in the comments. Here are a few suggestions; however, they STILL NEED TO BE NOMINATED to be included in the poll! As more restaurants are …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Help us decide who serves up the best subs in town.
It’s time for another Chowdown Showdown, our weekly feature that will not only give you great ideas on where to eat, but will allow you to tell everyone why your favorite restaurant is the best. The Chowdown Showdown pits Palos, Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn restaurants against each other to decide who makes a particular dish best. Before the competition starts, we need your ideas on who our Oak Lawn representative should be. READ: Brain Freeze: Who Mixes the Best Shake? This week's feature focuses in on submarine sandwiches, those perfectly balanced concoctions of meat, cheese, bread and veggies. We want you to tell us who puts together the best example of this delicacy. The local winner will then go on to face Palos and Evergreen Park. …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Help us decide who makes the best hot dog in the Oak Lawn area.
It’s time for another Chowdown Showdown, our new weekly feature that will not only give you great ideas on where to eat, but will allow you to tell everyone why your favorite restaurant is the best. The Chowdown Showdown pits Palos, Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn restaurants against each other to decide who makes a particular dish best. Before the competition starts, we need your ideas on who our Oak Lawn representative should be. READ: 'Battle of the Pops: Best Gyros Around This week's showdown features that all-American favorite—the hotdog! I want you to tell me who makes the best weiner in town--Fatso's, Pluto's, somewhere else? The winner then will go on to face the best of Palos and Evergreen. How to Vote There are three ways to vote …
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Can Oak Lawn residents expect Smashburger to live up to its name?
Oak Lawn VIPs got a sneak preview of the new Smashburger menu on the eve of its Wednesday opening. Smashburger offers "fast casual" dining in the not-so-fast-casual Oak Lawn Town Center where waiting for a parking space seems to be a new way of life these days. Nevertheless, Smashburger laid out quite a spread of burgers, sandwiches, dogs, Polish, and salads combined with such sides as fried pickles, haystack onions and beefy chili. Smashburger also sells beer. Judging from the looks of gastric satisfaction on the faces of village employees, cops, elected officials, school district officials and other invited guests, I’d say they were all suitably smashed by the burgs and ready for a nap. This reporter also had the opportunity to try a few…
Friday, October 15, 2010
Stacey Roseen scores points for trying to entice her husband into liking sushi and seaweed. The couple recently dined at Sushi Thaime.
Squeezed inconspicuously between a driving school and a bakery, Sushi Thaime looks on the outside like every other Asian carryout restaurant this side of Chinatown. But inside, the décor is chic-Asian, with a stylish, urban feel that lets you imagine you might be at any trendy little dining spot in the big city. It was here that I set out to prove to my "meat-and-potatoes" husband, Jim, that I could find something on this restaurant's menu to his liking. We started with an appetizer of edamame – young, boiled soybeans still in the pod. Edamame resembles a French green bean, so naturally Jim stabbed it with a fork and placed the whole pod into his mouth. Edamame pods are fuzzy and fibrous and are not supposed to be eaten. After I explained …