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Taste of the Town

  • 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
  • Taste of the Town: Big plans for Radiant Raw Foods in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – As a former break dancer, St. Charles resident Deecee Chung said he knows the importance of fueling up properly before doing a routine.
    April 16, 2015 - 6:24 am
  • Taste of the Town: Buttermilk ‘not the average breakfast place’

    GENEVA – Pete Kostopoulos and Spiro Kouvelis believe that fresh buttermilk biscuits are the perfect way to start the day.
    July 6, 2015 - 4:45 pm
  • Taste of the Town: Tasting room an escape into world of wine

    GENEVA – Geneva Wine Cellars and Tasting Room owner Al Buchanan is particular about what kind of wine he will sell.
    March 24, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • Taste of the Town: New Batavia gastropub spotlights wings

    BATAVIA – Crosstown Pub and Grill’s fiery chicken wings have earned such a reputation that they have been featured on the Travel Channel.
    March 24, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Taste of the Town: Early Light Cafe now open year-round

    GENEVA – Those who love Dawn Phillips’ homemade chicken pot pie or homemade soup now can enjoy the items year-round.
    March 24, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Taste of the Town: Honey-Jam Cafe in Batavia reopens

    BATAVIA – The new owners of Honey-Jam Cafe at 521 N. Randall Road in Batavia want their customers to start the day with a smile.
    March 24, 2015 - 4:06 pm