Wednesday, March 6, 2013
NEAR Restaurant in Barrington was named one of the nation's 25 most underrated restaurants by Eater.com.
Wednesday, March 6
Eater.com has named Barrington’s NEAR Restaurant as one of the nation’s 25 most underrated. “In a recent conversation, Tavernita chef Ryan Poli pointed to Near as one of the most underrated restaurants in the Chicago area,” the website reads. The 25 restaurants listed were chosen by Eater editors and friends of the site as places that should get more national attention. NEAR and Chicago’s Nightwood Restaurant were the only two Illinois eateries to make the list. NEAR's Facebook fan page acknowledged the accolade, writing, "Thank you to Eater Magazine for giving us this recognition!" Related Articles: NEAR Restaurant Opens for Business
Monday, February 4, 2013
A distracted driver veered off Route 14 and crashed into the kitchen on Sunday morning.
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Monday, February 4
A distracted driver veered off Route 14 early Sunday morning and crashed into the Breakers Restaurant, leaving a hole in the wall of the kitchen, the Northwest Herald reports. Ryan Wetham, 29, of Crystal Lake, was issued two traffic citations in connection with the accident that happened just after 7 a.m., according to the Northwest Herald reports. No one was in the restaurant at the time, the Herald reports.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Two Italians Deli & Pizzeria recently opened in the strip mall at Ackman and Lakewood roads.
Two Italians Deli & Pizzeria owner Joseph Giannini has brought his popular Chicago-based food truck business to the northwest suburbs. Giannini started his Two Italians food truck business two years ago in Chicago. While the food truck is successful — it recently was named a runner-up as the best food truck by the Chicago Reader — Giannini looked to expand by opening a storefront location. That dream became a reality recently when he opened Two Italians Deli & Pizzeria, 9471 Ackman Road, Lake in the Hills. “I wanted to start a food truck first to make sure I had a solid idea,” Giannini said. “The idea behind a restaurant is that you have a menu, and you can decide what works and what doesn’t work. You can have people who come back time …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Downtown Dogs ‘n’ More, a retro-inspired restaurant, specializes in hot dogs and classic American food at a reasonable price.
Manager Omar Razvi and co-owner Mike Guido were looking to grab a quick sandwich or hot dog in downtown Algonquin without getting in their cars. When they could not find one, they joined with co-owner Jami Dehlin to open Downtown Dogs ‘n’ More. Downtown Dogs ‘n’ More, 107 S. Main St., Algonquin, across the street from Lulu’s Wiggin Out and a couple stores down from the Main Street Billiards in downtown Algonquin. With a vintage style and cozy atmosphere, Downtown Dogs' menu focuses on hot dogs, burgers and sandwiches – all at low prices. The business has been going pretty well, Razvi said. Since its soft opening three weeks ago, he said a number of people have come in for their opening specials. “We’re just trying to get people in.” Razvi …
Monday, May 23, 2011
A family owned restaurant specializing in breakfast will open Monday, May 23, on Randall Road next to Chili’s.
On Monday, May 23, Georgia’s Restaurant will open for business in Algonquin. Georgia’s Restaurant is a family-owned restaurant specializing in traditional breakfast food. The restaurant is located at 1470 S. Randall Road, next to the Chili’s and in front of the Wal-Mart. Hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. The restaurant takes after the style of a Chicago-Greek owned style family restaurant, featuring large portions of quality food. Breakfast dishes include a wide variety of egg dishes, pancakes, waffles, crepes, and French toast, and average about $8 a plate. After looking for over a year for a place to set up shop, Georgia’s found a home at the former IHOP restaurant. “This seemed like a spot that was made for us,” said Harry …
Friday, March 11, 2011
LITH Patch gives restaurant at Lakewood and Ackman roads three out of four stars.
If there's a restaurant that feels like Lake in the Hills, where the atmosphere exudes friendliness and neighborly intimacy, it's La Trattoria. And the best thing? The food tastes good. Perched at the corner of a strip mall at Ackman and Lakewood roads, the eatery greets customers with long red letters showcasing its name, La Trattoria, which simply means "a small restaurant." When I crossed the restaurant's threshold, I was immediately met by a smiling woman who came out from behind a long bar. "Erin?" she asked without prompting, remembering the name on the reservation. She turned out to be Theresa Scandurra, co-owner of the restaurant with her husband, Mariano. The bar area she brought us through had flat-screen TVs tuned to a college …