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The Dish: More than just a Creamery

by Megan Schuller, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

The sunshine is coming out, the temperatures are slowly rising and the ice cream machines are firing up at Jillian Hersted’s Mokena and Frankfort Creamery locations. That means one thing: springtime is around the corner.


The Dish: Casa Vargas brings authentic Mexican food to the suburbs

by Nuria Mathog, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

At Casa Vargas in Frankfort, touches of Mexican culture are everywhere.

A sign featuring a smiling moon above “bienvenidos” — the Spanish word for welcome — greets customers as they order at the counter. A pair of red...

The Dish: Love for the oven plus love of the work equals success

by T.J. Kremer III, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Owner of Nancy’s Pizza in Mokena and New Lenox Jim Naumczik was not always interested in the restaurant business. In fact, it was not until he and his wife, Mary Ellen, who is also his business partner, were sitting in a Nancy’s...