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Quick Bites: Hats off to graduation parties

May 25, 2017 Life & Arts, Dining Out

The tassels have been moved from right to left, and the diplomas have been handed out. What’s next? It’s time for graduation party season.

Whether you’re celebrating eighth-grade, high school or...

Dining Out: Glenview’s Cafe El Tapatio tweaks proven recipe for success

by Chris Pullam, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

How does an entrepreneur make a name for himself in the food business when his parents already own a four-decade-old restaurant in Chicago?

Well, if you ask Joe Parra, owner of Cafe El Tapatio in Glenview, he might...

Dining Out: A second act for Phoenicia in Highland Park

by Courtney Jacquin, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Fay Zand always knew she wanted to get back into the restaurant business.

After being a part of three successful Italian restaurants in California earlier in her life, she and her husband, Tony Faraji, had been looking...

Dining Out: HP native living the dream with Marco’s Northside Grill

by Eric DeGrechie, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Marco Santi is Highland Park and Highwood through and through. 

The 1984 Highland Park High School graduate loves the community he grew up in. Following a successful career as a soybean trader for the Chicago Board of...