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Timothy Inklebarger

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Timothy Inklebarger is the government, police and business reporter for Wednesday Journal. He also writes for a number publications in and around Chicago. His favorite food is whatever you got.

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Oak Park just came close to losing Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy Store at 124 N. Oak Park Ave., but president and CEO Joe Oberweis said the company was able to come to an agreement with the building owner on a new lease. more

Food News

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File photo by Timothy Inklebarger

It’s been a short run for Two Brothers Social Tap restaurant, which closed its doors for the last time on Wednesday, Sept. 19. more

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Photo provided by Cajun Boil & Bar.

Oak Parkers will soon get a taste of the bayou with a new restaurant coming to the Pleasant District that offers crab legs, crawfish – even fried alligator. more

Food News

Mulata, the forthcoming restaurant from the owner of the former Taste of Brazil restaurant, is poised to open and now will have alcohol to serve. more

Food News

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Photo by Timothy Inklebarger

It was an almost 20-year run for Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy Store in Oak Park, but the shop at 124 N. Oak Park Ave. is expected to close in the coming months, according to president and CEO Joe Oberweis. more

Food News

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Photo by Alexas Rogals

It’s been about four years since Oak Park Village Trustee Jim Taglia opened the Red Mango yogurt and smoothie shop at 1044 Lake St., and on Friday, Aug. 31, the business closed shop for the last time. more

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Alexa Rogals

Judges name winner of the Oak Park Farmers Market second annual pie bake-off more

Blogs

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Photo by Alexa Rogals

The 13,000-square-foot grocery store at 6209 W. North Ave. is reopening after about a year-long hiatus, and its new owner, Angelo Palivos, is looking to Oak Parkers and Galewood residents to help make it a success. more

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Tensions are running high lately around the 800 block of Madison Street, where Robinson's No. 1 Ribs has been holding "happy hour" nights with DJs that neighbors say have brought noise, garbage and public drinking. more

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The cable channel will be filming on Wednesday 8/15 between 11am and 2pm. 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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It's been a good couple of years for beer in Oak Park, with the opening of several microbreweries and the expansion of the village's first beer operation, Kinslahger Brewing Company at 6806 Roosevelt Rd. more

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Elizabeth Madden of Rare Bird Preserves

It’s an Oak Park business that’s operated largely off the radar and a storefront business nearly a decade in the making, but Rare Bird Preserves is poised to make its debut in the Oak Park Arts District in September. more

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

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Alexa Rogals

Is a tart a pie? This “very controversial” question plagued judges at last year’s Oak Park Farmers Market Pie Bake-Off, according to Melissa Elsmo, the queen of cuisine behind OakParkEats.com, who served as a judge in last year’s contest. 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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Photo by Timothy Inklebarger

Oak Park Brewing Co. – the one located at 155 S. Oak Park Ave. – has had a little bit of a problem since it opened for business in 2016. The local brewpub has been regularly confused with a brewery with the same name in Sacramento, California. 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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Oak Park residents are getting their first taste of sushi burritos, poke bowls and Thai shaved ice cream at Poke Burrito, 1025 Lake St. more

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Image provided by Turano Baking Co.

Turano Baking Co. is looking to build a $10 million, two-story office building in the 6500 block of Roosevelt Road of Oak Park, currently used as a parking lot for the bread baker’s delivery trucks. more

Food News

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Photo by Timothy Inklebarger

Oak Park just came close to losing Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy Store at 124 N. Oak Park Ave., but president and CEO Joe Oberweis said the company was able to come to an agreement with the building owner on a new lease. more

Food News

TwoBrothers.jpg

File photo by Timothy Inklebarger

It’s been a short run for Two Brothers Social Tap restaurant, which closed its doors for the last time on Wednesday, Sept. 19. more

Food News

Screenshot_20180906-173526_Google.jpg

Photo provided by Cajun Boil & Bar.

Oak Parkers will soon get a taste of the bayou with a new restaurant coming to the Pleasant District that offers crab legs, crawfish – even fried alligator. more

Food News

Mulata, the forthcoming restaurant from the owner of the former Taste of Brazil restaurant, is poised to open and now will have alcohol to serve. more

Food News

Oberweis.jpg

Photo by Timothy Inklebarger

It was an almost 20-year run for Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy Store in Oak Park, but the shop at 124 N. Oak Park Ave. is expected to close in the coming months, according to president and CEO Joe Oberweis. more

Food News

IMG_8951.jpg

Photo by Alexas Rogals

It’s been about four years since Oak Park Village Trustee Jim Taglia opened the Red Mango yogurt and smoothie shop at 1044 Lake St., and on Friday, Aug. 31, the business closed shop for the last time. more

Food News

OPMarket_082918_WJ_03.JPG

Photo by Alexa Rogals

The 13,000-square-foot grocery store at 6209 W. North Ave. is reopening after about a year-long hiatus, and its new owner, Angelo Palivos, is looking to Oak Parkers and Galewood residents to help make it a success. more

Food News

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Timothy Inklebarger

Tensions are running high lately around the 800 block of Madison Street, where Robinson's No. 1 Ribs has been holding "happy hour" nights with DJs that neighbors say have brought noise, garbage and public drinking. more

Food News

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via Q BBQ

The cable channel will be filming on Wednesday 8/15 between 11am and 2pm. more

Food News

It's been a good couple of years for beer in Oak Park, with the opening of several microbreweries and the expansion of the village's first beer operation, Kinslahger Brewing Company at 6806 Roosevelt Rd. more

Food News

RareBirdMain.jpg

Elizabeth Madden of Rare Bird Preserves

It’s an Oak Park business that’s operated largely off the radar and a storefront business nearly a decade in the making, but Rare Bird Preserves is poised to make its debut in the Oak Park Arts District in September. more

Food News

2_2_51371_2_1_Original2.jpg

Alexa Rogals

Is a tart a pie? This “very controversial” question plagued judges at last year’s Oak Park Farmers Market Pie Bake-Off, according to Melissa Elsmo, the queen of cuisine behind OakParkEats.com, who served as a judge in last year’s contest. more

Food News

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Photo by Timothy Inklebarger

Oak Park Brewing Co. – the one located at 155 S. Oak Park Ave. – has had a little bit of a problem since it opened for business in 2016. The local brewpub has been regularly confused with a brewery with the same name in Sacramento, California. more

Food News

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Photo by Timothy Inklebarger

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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Timothy Inklebarger

Oak Park residents are getting their first taste of sushi burritos, poke bowls and Thai shaved ice cream at Poke Burrito, 1025 Lake St. more

Food News

It’s been a couple months since Bricks Wood-Fired Pizza Café opened its doors for business at 128 N. Oak Park Ave., and patrons who’ve gotten a taste for their unique brand of pie can now learn to bake their own. more

Food News

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Image provided by Turano Baking Co.

Turano Baking Co. is looking to build a $10 million, two-story office building in the 6500 block of Roosevelt Road of Oak Park, currently used as a parking lot for the bread baker’s delivery trucks. more

Food News

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Patrick O’Brien, owner of Forest Park’s Scratch Kitchen and Oak Park’s Scratch on Lake, is almost ready to open his new restaurant, but this time in the Oak Park Arts District. more

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The Harrison Street eatery plans to be open for What's Blooming on Harrison, May 19-20 more

Some called it a “hidden gem in Forest Park” and “the best”, but Forest Park’s Fuji Grill, 315 Harlem Ave., is no more. more

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