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The Dish: Wooden Paddle thrives with dine-in experience after move to Lemont

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

When Jonathan Cowan was 20 years old, he bought the struggling Old Town Pizza business in Orland Park.

Though he got his first job at 14 at a pizza place, Cowan was still inexperienced as an owner, and he candidly said...

The Dish: At Parmesans, classic dishes are made with classical techniques

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

Frankfort resident Michael Papandrea believes food is best when it goes from the garden to the plate.

That is part of the philosophy behind his Tinley Park restaurant, Parmesans Station, which opened in 2013. It is the...

Summer of smokin’ hot BBQ, bands at Tribes Alehouse

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

Not much goes better with some good old barbecue than a cold brew to wash it down. And, throughout the summer, both will be featured at Tribes Alehouse in Tinley Park.

Mitch Garcia, head chef at Tribes, will put...