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Taste of the Town

  • Taste of the Town: Renovation takes place at Rox City Grill in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – It was time for a change. Just because Hotel Baker was built in 1928 didn’t mean that ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 7:58 am
  • Taste of the Town: Couple opens Romano Mercato Italiano in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – Tony Romano grew up loving popular Italian foods like arancini and panzerotti. While many may ask what those foods are, Romano became ac ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 6:48 am
  • Craft Works offers array of menu items, as well as extensive beer list in Campton Hills

    CAMPTON HILLS – Kristie Elizondo was just a part-time worker under Brian Harrington when they first met, but – before each knew it – their relationshi ...
    Jan. 6, 2016 - 7:53 pm
  • Geneva couple launches Bright Angel Wines business

    GENEVA – It all started with one trip to Napa Valley to celebrate.Five years ago, Patrick and Robbin ...
    Dec. 23, 2015 - 7:45 pm
  • Taste of the Town: Salerno's On The Fox marks 40 years of business

    ST. CHARLES – Joseph Salerno may be the owner of Salerno’s On The Fox in St. Charles, but he didn’t create the Italian-American eatery.
    Dec. 10, 2015 - 6:32 am
  • Taste of the Town: Batavia's Gammon Coach House prides itself on neighborhood feel and variety

    BATAVIA – Jon With recognizes the appeal of craft beer.After owning Bistro Thai, which was originall ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 9:35 am
  • Smitty’s on the Corner in St. Charles ‘family owned and operated up and down’

    ST. CHARLES – Everything about Smitty’s on the Corner shouts family. Even the way the customers are ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Coffee lovers bring sense of community to Arcedium in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – Dennis and Celeste Walker always have had a love for coffee. But their love for the beverage went beyond just drinking it after opening ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 8:27 pm
  • Taste of the Town: Geneva specialty shops focus on experience to gain customer loyalty

    GENEVA – Walking into a chain grocery store can offer many things, including the opportunity to buy specialty items, such as olive oil, spices and gar ...
    Oct. 14, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Finesse with food | Finery & Blacksmith Bar chefs infuse local flavors with global flair

    ST. CHARLES – As the country continues to grow and evolve into the confluence of cultures that it is today, it poses the question: What does the Ameri ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Bulldog’s Cellar bar and grill opens in downtown Batavia

    BATAVIA – The owner of the new Bulldog’s Cellar hopes that his bar and grill will become as well known as the nickname Bulldog.
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Taste of the Town: Rascals brings family-friendly sports bar to Geneva

    GENEVA – Growing up, Dina Pray waited tables at her parents’ restaurants in Batavia and St. Charles.
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Taste of the Town: Taste of France comes to downtown Geneva

    GENEVA – A taste of France has arrived in downtown Geneva with the opening of Haché Moderne Brasserie.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 6:40 am
  • Turf Room receives third Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

    NORTH AURORA – Parker Grabowski, owner of The Turf Room restaurant in North Aurora, is happiest when he sees a glass of wine at each table in his rest ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 7:27 am
  • Taste of the Town: Beer flowing at new Bulldog Ale House

    NORTH AURORA – Those looking to try a new craft beer will find plenty of options at Bulldog Ale House, which recently opened at 459 S. Randall Road in ...
    July 23, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • From farm to table | Heritage Prairie Farm serves up dinner series

    ELBURN – During Heritage Prairie Farm’s upcoming cocktail party on Thursday, July 16, attendees will munch on such delicacies as beet pickled deviled ...
    July 9, 2015 - 6:50 am
  • Celebrating Swedish roots

    GENEVA –  As Geneva celebrates its Swedish roots this week during Swedish Days, so are businesses within the city.
    June 24, 2015 - 2:52 pm
  • Taste of the Town: Valley Lodge Tavern looks to create new traditions

    ST. CHARLES – Valley Lodge Tavern owner Bill Stavrou hopes his restaurant will create as many traditions and lasting memories as the former McNally’s ...
    June 11, 2015 - 8:25 am
  • Taste of the Town: Craft spirits all the rage at Niche

    GENEVA – With more than 300 craft spirits on hand, Niche restaurant at 14 S. Third St. in downtown Geneva is carving out a niche in the craft spirits ...
    May 28, 2015 - 6:33 am
  • Taste of the Town: Abby’s brings breakfast back to St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – Growing up in St. Charles, Rob Mondi has fond memories of his parents taking him to the Manor and Spring View restaurants in St. Charles ...
    May 14, 2015 - 8:22 am
  • Taste of the Town: Shakou boasts urban vibe, modern Japanese cuisine

    ST. CHARLES – Shakou has brought its modern Japanese cuisine and urban vibe to downtown St. Charles.
    April 30, 2015 - 9:29 am