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The Dish: The Irish Patriot: a taste of Ireland in Orland Park

by Alex Ivanisevic Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Rather than travel the 3,600 miles across the Atlantic, one needs only to head to the Historic District of Orland Park to get a taste of Ireland at The Irish Patriot.

Owners Vincent and Fiona Tuohy came to America from...

The Dish: A sweet selection sets Whizzy Puffs sets apart from the rest

by Jacquelyn Schlabach, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

In just two hours after opening for the day on a recent Friday morning, Whizzy Puffs Sweet Spot in Lockport sold out of all 363 doughnuts that filled the shelves of the breakfast cafe.

It is no surprise, as they are...

The Dish: Texas de Brazil brings plethora of slow-roasted meats to Orland Park

by Thomas Czaja, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

A small, two-sided disc on the table is flipped from red to green. Suddenly, one by one, a variety of meats begin to arrive.

The gauchos, or servers, bring the flame-roasted meat selections tableside, carving them off...