Friday, May 3, 2013
If you're looking for places to enjoy authentic Mexican music and enchiladas on May 5, Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch has you covered.
Cue up the mariachi band—Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching. The celebration of Mexican heritage on May 5 is sometimes mistaken for Mexico’s Independence Day. However, Cinco de Mayo actually commemorates the Battle of Puebla, a turning point in Mexican history and freedom. In the U.S., it is celebrated by observing Mexican culture through food, drinks and dancing. If you are looking for a fiesta with margaritas, live bands and authentic food, here's a list of top five rated Mexican restaurants on Yelp! TELL US: Where do you plan to celebrate on May 5? Share in the comments below! Are you restaurant owner who will have a special this Cinco de Mayo? Let us know by commenting.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Check out the top 10 rated restaurants in Algonquin or Lake in the HIlls based on the Yelp! reviews.
Websites like Yelp! have empowered the everyday eater to become their local neighborhood's food critic, praising and damning behind the anonymity of a computer screen. Ever wondered if a restaurant is good or bad? Yelp.com can be a good indicator of whether that restaurant is worth your time and money. Based on Yelp!'s highest-rated star ranking, here are the top 10 restaurants in Algonquin: Here are the top five restaurants in Lake in the Hills on Yelp!: Do you agree or disagree with the Yelp! top 10 list? Let us know in the comments' section. Amie Schaenzer contributed to this article.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Did we leave out your favorite romantic restaurant? Let us know in the comments' section.
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching. If you are looking for a romantic setting — or, perhaps, a more laid-back and cozy atmosphere — we have got some ideas for the best restaurants to check out in Algonquin or Lake in the Hills this Valentine's Day. Be sure to make your reservations early for your Feb. 16 dinner as area restaurants are sure to be packed. Which area restaurant do you think is the best for a romantic dinner? Let us know in the comments' section. Address/Phone: 1491 South Randall Road in Algonquin, (847) 458-0505 Getting 4.5 out of five stars from reviewers on Open Table, Montarra is praised for its fantastic food, excellent service and ambiance. Montarra has wines from 10 different countries and features a menu with …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Niko's Lodge owner Niko Kanakaris thankful for community's support.
Since its grand opening on January 26, Niko’s Lodge has been providing comfort food and a lodge-like atmosphere to area residents. The restaurant, located at Algonquin Commons, features log-cabin décor, couches and fireplaces. Owner Niko Kanakaris, who lives in Huntley, is satisfied with business thus far. “We’ve seen a great response,” he said. “It’s been even busier than I expected.” Kanakaris said that people love the warmth of the rustic lodge setting as well as the food. “People love the rotisserie chicken and the ribs,” he said. Niko’s Lodge also features two wood-burning fire pits outside, and they offer free s’mores for all guests. Kanakaris expects Niko’s Lodge to attract guests in the warmer months as well. “The Wasco location …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Mark Drozek, a resident of McHenry, recently opened his latest restaurant in the former Generoso Pizza site in the Fountain Square Plaza.
Mark Drozek got his first taste of the pizza business while in high school in 1978. “My very first job was working for Village Pizza of Carpentersville as a dough roller,” the McHenry resident said. Since then, Drozek’s career in the industry has spanned 30 years. Drozek is the owner and founder of EastSide Joey’s Pizza, which opened Aug. 11 in the former Generoso Pizza, 1006 E. Algonquin Road, in the Fountain Square Plaza. Drozek, who grew up in the area, said EastSide Joey’s Pizza specializes in thin crust, traditional double-decker and deep-dish pizzas. Other menu items will include pasta, salads, sandwiches, wings, ribs and chicken. But as far as Drozek's favorite pizza? "Deep-dish sausage," he said. Drozek, who previously owned Little…
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Lake in the Patch writer Erin Chan Ding reviews Jersey Mike's Subs, which came to LITH in the past year.
Editor's Note: Restaurant reviews are the opinions of LITH Patch writers. You can add your own review to LITH restaurants, by visiting the business in our directory. If your business is missing from our directory, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. There exist those quickie sandwich shops where fulfilling an order means that an employee dumps a prepackaged baggy of meat cubes onto a slab of bread. Fortunately for Lake in the Hills, Jersey Mike's Subs is not that kind of sub shop. At Jersey Mike's, a national chain that opened a Lake in the Hills store on Randall Road about seven months ago, the pepperoni and proscuittini and other meat that goes into sandwiches is sliced in front of each customer. The service feels just as fresh, or …
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Local dining establishments expect to be busy for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner.
Take a break from holiday cooking and dine at one of the area restaurants open for Christmas Eve and offering holiday specials. There are even a few spots open on Christmas Day. 1. Port Edward, 20 W. Algonquin Road in Algonquin, is open from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for traditional lunch menu and dinner seating is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. offering an all-you-can-eat international sushi and seafood buffet. It is decorated for the holidays with red and green tablecloths and lights. Reservations are recommended to allow for adequate time and seating. "Walk-ins are welcome, but there is occasionally a short wait time, especially early in the evening," said Port Edward's Director Bob Sandidge. Port Edward was not open last year for Christmas Eve, but …