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The corner of Chicago and Lombard will soon be home to an east coast bagel shop Read more

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Pete's Fresh Market and Essex Communities clears hurdle, still almost three years away Read more

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New grocery store set to open in the North Avenue District on Thursday Read more

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Austin residents and customers from as far away as Atlanta filled a tiny storefront space on May 12 to get some cheesecakes and other pastries as Schweet Foods, 5051 W. Chicago Ave., officially opened its first brick-and-mortar location in Austin. Read more

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"The Spice Diet" author reportedly suffered a heart attack. Read more

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Jeff Mauro, born, raised and returned to River Forest, found his passion in creating sandwiches in a deli he launched after college with his cousin. But he found fame on TV, again with sandwiches as the Food Network’s “Sandwich King.” Read more

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Oak Park was once known as the place where the pubs stop and the steeples start – but over the last few years the village, and its neighbors in the western suburbs, have gained a reputation for being the place where brew pubs and restaurants abound. Read more

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The last year and a half has been a bit of a rough stretch for 12-year-old Pierce Cleaveland of Oak Park – not because of the pressure of competing on the Fox Network TV show MasterChef Junior, but because of the vow of secrecy he’s taken to not disc Read more

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One of Oak Park’s newest eateries, Amerikas, 734 Lake St., is now open for lunch, offering “Nuevo Latino” cuisine lovers menu items not available on their dinner menu, according to Shannon Pluschkell, general manager. Read more

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Skrine Chops is on the market.  The barbeque restaurant at 7230 Madison St. in Forest Park was listed for sale on Feb. 11, according to a post by The Sokol Group realtor agency. Read more

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Berywn restaurant celebrated for being a one of the best of its kind in Chicagoland Read more

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Alexa Rogals

A new restaurant is coming to the Hemingway District. The former site of Fresko, 136 N. Oak Park Ave., will soon be occupied by the former owners of Taste of Brasil. Read more

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They're calling it a "space-lift" at Cucina Paradiso. Read more

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If you're eagerly awaiting the opening of the new Bricks Wood-Fired Pizza Café, they're now shooting for February. Read more

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Alexa Rogals

It was a big year for foodies in Oak Park with more than a dozen new restaurants opening or in the works. Read more

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Another new restaurant has opened its doors on Lake Street, bringing new dishes inspired by what Chef Armando Gonzales calls "a new American cuisine." Read more

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They called for online votes and the public responded. Sugar Beet Food Co-op, 812 Madison St., was the winner of Rubicon Global's "Best Small Business in America" contest, and along with it a $10,000 prize to help support the growth of their business Read more

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Sugar Beet Food Co-op, 812 Madison St., has been chosen as one of 10 finalists in recycling company Rubicon Global's "Best Small Business in America" contest, and the local grocer needs your vote. Read more

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It was a three-year run in Oak Park for Deno Andrews, but on Monday the Oak Park trustee announced he has closed Felony Franks, a fast-food restaurant on North Avenue known for hiring ex-offenders. Read more

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