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Lucky in love with hot dogs in Tinley Park

by Kirsten Onsgard, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

It started with a stroke of luck, a closed restaurant and an idea. 

As Jen and Josh Hullett drove down 171st Street in Tinley Park, they noticed a longtime greasy spoon called Jr’s Hot Dogs had closed. Jen, a lifelong...

Doc’s Smokehouse plays on owner’s Southern heritage, traditions

by Tim Carroll, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Blues music plays over the sound system, as Birmingham, Alabama native Brent Brashier discusses his emotional attachment to Southern-style barbecue at Doc’s Smokehouse and Craft Beer in Mokena. 

“Everything on this...

Orland Park eatery adds plates for Fridays, Saturdays

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

Quee Huynh has never been afraid to tweak her menu.

The owner of Q Restaurant in Orland Park always has wanted to stay fresh, both literally and figuratively, with her food, not allowing her customers to become bored...