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Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante presented Paula Deen with a key to the city at Thursday's grand opening of  Paula Deen's Kitchen.

Paula Deen’s Southern cooking comes to the south suburbs

With a “Howdy y’all,” Paula Deen brought her Southern cooking to the North. Deen this month opened her latest restaurant – Paula Deen’s Kitchen – … Read more ›

27-liter bottle of Charles Krug, Vintage Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007 for a live auction benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation®
From the community

The Dish: Morton's Steakhouse Winemaker Dinner Series with Peter Mondavi of Charles Krug Winery

On the evening of March 3, 2012, Morton's Steakhouse on 65 East Wacker Place along with Peter Mondavi, Co-Proprietor of Charles Krug Winery, hosted the … Read more ›

Trustees dunk plans for a Dunkin Donuts

Plans for a Dunkin Donuts at the corner of routes 59 and 126 in Plainfield have been rejected after complaints from some nearby residents. Trustees voted 4-3 … Read more ›

OMango is located on 1056 N Rt. 59 - # 100 - Aurora, IL 60504 (next to Radio Shack)
From the community

The Dish: OMango, Flavors of India

When eating Indian food, there is nothing I love more than ripping hot naan with my hands and dipping it in flavorful curry and scooping … Read more ›

The James Beard Foundation Awards announced their nominations on Monday, March 19, 2012.
From the community

2012 James Beard Foundation Awards nominees have roots in the Chicago suburbs

The James Beard Foundation (, is a highly recognized and respected organization in anyone who's anyone, and aspiring to be someone, in the culinary world. … Read more ›

Vote For Candidate Alm On 3/20/12 And Eat At Just Toni's
From the community

Candidate Alm Teams Up With Local Restaurant To Reward Citizens Who Vote on March 20th

Candidate Ryan M. Alm, for Illinois House of Representatives, District 86, has teamed-up with local restaurant Just Toni's to reward citizens who vote on Primary … Read more ›

Hello Kitty pastries at Mitsuwa Marketplace in Arlington Heights.
From the community

Market Visit: Mitsuwa Marketplace

Gourmet cooks and wanna-be's alike, should never be intimated of the Asian market. The thought of walking in a place where people speak little English … Read more ›

A Guinness and Bulmers Irish Cider are served up at Murray’s Pub Bridge Inn in the Chapelizod neighborhood of Dublin, Ireland. (TribLocal photo by Kara Silva)

Guide to Irish pubs and restaurants

In case you want to have a plate of corned beef or a pint in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s our guide to Irish … Read more ›

Soda bread baked in a loaf pan (Stephanie Hardiman Simon / TribLocal)

Basic Irish soda bread recipe

This isn’t a super traditional or family recipe for soda bread. Feel free to use this if you’re looking for an easy recipe or have … Read more ›

Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin is looking forward to Whole Foods moving into the village. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Whole lot of excitement in Orland area for Whole Foods Market

Orland Park Chamber of Commerce President Tami Khuntia couldn’t wait to text her 22-year-old daughter, Lora, when she found out that Whole Foods Market is … Read more ›