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06/07/2005
The Olympic Tavern - Celebrating 60 Years of Family Tradition
After he came back from the Marines, Anthony Rotello opened The Olympic Tavern. Since that time, 1945, it has remained a family operation. That doesn't mean that it hasn't done plenty of growing and expanding, though. It also hasn't just been a tradition for the Rotello family. > More
06/01/2005
The 10th Inning Bar & Grill - Food, fun and Atmosphere Equals a Home Run
The baseball theme at The 10th Inning is obvious, from the name of the place to the Wrigleyville and Chicago Cubs decorations to the names of the item categories on the menu. If you jump to the conclusion though that only baseball fans will appreciate it, you are missing the full picture. > More
02/22/2005
Grazie! - It's The Italian Way To Say "Thank You"

If you are a fan of Italian food, great wine and fine dining, then you'll want to say, "Grazie!" Grazie! Amici is an authentic Italian restaurant with a wine bar located in the Clock Tower Resort. Carla Coppotelli opened the establishment 2 ½ years ago, and it is a touch of class. In their own words it, "marries the atmosphere of eclectic and ethnic Italian nostalgia with a neo classic décor."

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01/06/2005
Firehouse Pub - A Casual Atmosphere and Familiar Flavors in Roscoe, Illinois

If you are familiar with the food at Hoffman House restaurant, then some of what you find at Firehouse Pub might remind you of that fine dining establishment. That's because since August 16th they have had something in common. That was the day that Bob Prosser, owner of Hoffman House, acquired Firehouse Pub. With it came a number of food choices and similar quality that have made Hoffman House a fine dining experience for years.

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01/06/2005
Basil Café - A Different Dining Experience

Basil Café owner Howard Silverstein started the restaurant 3 and a half years ago, and created an airy and inviting atmosphere to accompany the cuisine. That cuisine has an emphasis on Mediterranean food, while encompassing Greek, French and Italian influences. The food and atmosphere make the place a fine choice for a change of pace from the chain restaurants. It's perfect for a nice night out, a business lunch or just a get away with friends.

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