As Seen On TV
Side Street American Tavern in Tinley Park, IL was featured on Chicago's Best which is a show that encourages visiting top eateries in-and-around our area. This episode was raving about the fantastic Cola Braised Volcano Pork Shank complete with mashed potatoes and Carolina mopping sauce that is a regular item on the menu at Side Street American Tavern. It's simply amazing how they add their special touch that drives the locals wild. You need to check it out.
Hog Wild in Midlothian was included in the “Best Pork” episode on Chicago’s Best. Known for their super-thick “world famous pork chop,” they also offer a variety of additional BBQ meats, fried shrimp, steak, beef and sausage sandwiches, chicken, burgers and more - and you can dine beside a big tank of fish. You haven’t lived until you try one of their fresh, juicy, tender chops.
Johnny K’s Patio in Lansing was featured on a “My Hometown” segment by Val Warner on Windy City Live. This dine-in, carry-out and drive-thru establishment has an extensive menu that includes gyros, ribs, rotisserie chicken, subs, soups, pasta, salads, fajitas and much more. There’s also a sizable kids’ menu and family party packs to feed a big crew.
Featured on Check, Please!, Krapil’s in Worth has been keeping hungry people in the Chicago Southland coming back for over 50 years in this northwoods-style establishment that offers steaks, pizza, seafood and more and has outdoor seating on an inviting patio with live bands on weekends.
Chuck’s Southern Comforts Cafe in Burbank showed off its best on Chicago’s Best’s “Best of the Southern Burbs” episode, Check, Please!, Windy City Live and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. With a fusion of southern BBQ and Mexican specialties, you’ll find everything from slow smoked ribs to New Orleans crawfish etoutfee to enchiladas. It’s also a lively sports bar with a huge beer list.
Brittany Peyton whipped up Rigatoni al Forno, a signature dish at Carlo’s Restaurant in Chicago Heights when the restaurant was featured on Chicago’s Best. This longtime Chicago Southland favorite has been around for decades featuring Italian specialties of the Lorenzetti family.
Maple Tree Inn in Blue Island was featured on Check, Please! and is a place where once inside you will feel like you were transported to New Orleans and can linger with a craft beer while you nosh on jalapeño cheddar cheese cornbread fritters, fried green tomato napoleon, crawfish chowder, jambalaya and other N’awlins cuisine.
The Harvest Room in Palos Heights earned a spot on Chicago’s Best for their amazing Scotch eggs, but that’s just one of many must-try dishes at this chic farm-to-fork eatery that also offers a number of gluten-free and vegan options.