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You’ve done your downward dogs and your sun salutations and a few cobra poses for good measure – now it’s time to treat yourself to some ice cream and waffles. more

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The wood-fired ovens are in place, the fancy new windows are up and the smell of pizza is almost in the air. more

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Felony Franks, the fast-food restaurant formerly owned by Deno Andrews, an Oak Park village trustee, will soon take on new life as Surf’s Up, which specializes in soul food and seafood dishes of all kinds. more

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Here at Oak Park Eats we do the hard work of learning about new restaurants, food-related businesses, chefs, drink specials and anything else culinary that we can get our hands on. more

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The Oak Park Board of Trustees, that's who. more

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Marion Street is about to get a new restaurant, Kalamata Kitchen, which will take the place of two storefronts on Marion Street – Taylor’s Gifts & Bonsai and the shuttered King & I Thai Restaurant, both located at 105 N. Marion St. more

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The Oak Park Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new liquor license for Saigon Pho and Café, 726 Lake St. more

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The residents of the 900 block of South Taylor Avenue got a big surprise last weekend, when their block party received a visit from Bricks Wood-Fired Pizza Café. more

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River Forest resident Nancy Carl’s decision to go into the chocolate cookie-making business is as unlikely as one could imagine. You see, Carl has a secret. She doesn’t really like chocolate. more

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Timothy Inklebarger

We caught up with Poke Burrito owner Jimmy Chen, and he says his new restaurant on Lake Street is set to open on June 18. more

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A new business is taking shape in Oak Park and putting to work young artisans who have recently graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School. more

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When Laura Pekarik launched her business, Courageous Cupcakes, in 2011, she had no idea how much courage it would take. She started with a single food truck – she says there were about six others rolling through the streets of Chicago at the time – a more

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Poor Phil’s Bar and Grill, 139 S. Marion St., is working to help the environment by switching to all sustainable utensils, according to owner Dennis Murphy. more

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Oak Park restaurants that do not currently have a liquor license can now allow patrons to bring their own beer and wine under an ordinance approved, following a heated debate, by the Oak Park Board of Trustees. more

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Wild Onion Tied House, 1111 South Boulevard, is bringing live jazz acts every second and fourth Thursday of the month, confirms general manager Cory Sweet. more

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Alexa Rogals

It’s been a whirlwind April for River Forest chef Angie Montroy, who won top honors at the first annual Healthy Chef Challenge cooking competition and opened her own storefront business in the Hemingway District. more

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Timothy Inklebarger

On a windy Saturday morning at a former soccer field in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood of Chicago, students from Prosser Career Academy and neighbors from the surrounding area have gathered to begin their work digging in the soil. more

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The former owner of the shuttered Taste of Brasil restaurant on South Oak Park Avenue says her new venture at the corner of Oak Park Avenue and Lake Street is set to open in about a month. And she has finally settled on a name: Mulata. more

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So many supporters turned out for the April 24 Oak Park Board of Health meeting to discuss the question of whether a local bar should be allowed to let dogs through its doors, the meeting had to be moved to a larger room. more

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The wood-fired ovens are in place, the fancy new windows are up and the smell of pizza is almost in the air. more

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