Chicago Southland Eateries Offering Expanded Pick-Up and Delivery Options
Posted on 03/18/2020 by Katie Arvia
The Chicago Southland has no shortage of delicious dining choices, whether it be fine dining or quick service restaurants. Considering recently mandated restaurant closures, many eateries throughout the region have expanded their delivery, pick-up and drive-thru services. Lo...
Get your corned beef fix from J.J. Kelley's
Posted on 02/26/2020 by Carrie Steinweg
One of my favorite local spots for some casual bites in the south suburbs is a pub and restaurant called J.J. Kelley’s in Lansing. There’s a shamrock in the logo and while there’s a bit of an Irish theme going on, the green has come to represent camouflage ...
There’s Nothing Like Aurelio’s “Old Oven” Pizza
Posted on 02/18/2020 by Carrie Steinweg
After attending a mid-day big band concert in Park Forest with my parents and a longtime family friend, we decided to make a stop for lunch. Our friend, Nola, suggested Aurelio's in Homewood. It had been a long time since I'd been to that location and I was more than...
Fuddrucker's - Home of One of My Favorite Burgers
Posted on 01/02/2020 by Carrie Steinweg
I’ve eaten a lot of burgers in my time - from little mini sliders to sloppy sandwiches that leave you with toppings oozing down your arms to sophisticated gourmet versions in swanky spots. One of my favorite ones from my childhood remains a favorite today - Fuddrucker&...
Siam Marina Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Posted on 12/13/2019 by Carrie Steinweg
Last month my foodie friend, Karen, and I spent a Sunday afternoon enjoying a meal at Siam Marina in Tinley Park. There was a special fixed-price anniversary menu with a couple different seating times and we were excited to sample some of the menu items during their five-cou...
Lunch at La Voute
Posted on 12/06/2019 by Carrie Steinweg
Located just a few steps away from the Metra station, the La Banque Hotel is located in a former bank building, thus the name La Banque (French for "the bank.") Inside the hotel is this lovely bistro, La Voute, (translation: the vault) named for the original vau...
Head to Redbird Cafe in Homewood for their Eclectic Set of Brunch Options
Posted on 12/03/2019 by Carrie Steinweg
I keep a long "Foodie Bucket List" of places that I have heard good things about or have been recommend by other foodie friends and each year I cross off a handful of them. One I've had on my list for quite some time is Redbird Cafe in Homewood. I am a freel...
Stacked in Oak Lawn
Posted on 12/03/2019 by Carrie Steinweg
I've been trying to weed through the photos on my computer and coming across some fabulous meals I had that I somehow never got posted to the blog. One of my very favorite breakfasts I had was at Stacked in Oak Lawn. My friend Michelle and I stopped there following a boo...
Flossmoor Station Brewing Company Lunch
Posted on 07/01/2019 by Carrie Steinweg
It had been many years since I had visited Flossmoor Station Brewing Company, but I stopped by for their recent Pre-Dark Lord Day event to cover it for a local paper. It coincides with the big event that Three Floyds Brewery organizes for the annual release of their Da...
Pipe Organ Music Comes with Dinner at Beggar's Pizza in Lansing
Posted on 03/21/2019 by Carrie Steinweg
Since I am a foodie who also writes a food blog, restaurants are destinations for me - whether I'm on the road or close to home. I love when I can find a restaurant that is more than a place that serves food. Beggar's Pizza in Lansing would be one of those. Known ...
Lynnie Que's at Lansing Airport
Posted on 05/15/2018 by Carrie Steinweg
We are lucky that in the community of Lansing we have an airport. I've been there many times over the years for various functions and sometimes it's fun just to watch on a nice day as planes take off and land. A building on the airport grounds once housed an Irish pu...
Mother's Day in Chicago Southland
Posted on 05/03/2016 by Kristen Bonk
Forget the flowers, overpriced cards and jewelry for this Mother's Day. My mom always says the same thing each year,"the best gift you can give me is your time."We all know moms do so much for us and the least we can do as children is to schedule some time to talk to our mom...
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