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The Dish: Cooper’s Hawk brings upscale cooking, abundance of wine to New Lenox spot

by James Sanchez, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Cooper’s Hawk recently opened its 11th Chicago-area location in New Lenox, only 14 miles apart from its first location in Orland Park. 

Ed Hammer, general manager of the New Lenox location, said people thought it was...

The Dish: Tropical Smoothie Cafe branching out to south suburbs

by Cody Mroczka, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

More than three decades ago, Phil and Theresa Knippen were merely co-workers at a Brown’s Chicken fast food restaurant on the South Side of Chicago.

“I was young, and it was fun,” Theresa said, “[Phil] was into the...

The Dish: Kenootz Pizza celebrates 30 years this month

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

Ken Keeler can still remember the exact time and date, as well as the order.

It was 5:01 p.m. Nov. 23, 1988. The first order was a large pizza with sausage, onion, green pepper and mushrooms, delivered to a man next...