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Nowhere near terminal velocity at Siam Marina: Former electrical engineer still experimenting with Asian fusion options

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

What do electrical engineering and running an Asian fusion restaurant have in common?

On the surface, they are not similar at all. But after talking for a while with Tammy Pham — executive chef and co-owner of Siam...

Happy Bites Burger strives for creativity, quality

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

When regular customer Michael Garren began to strike up conservations with Charlie Patel at the tobacco shops where he worked in Tinley Park, they often focused on Patel’s dream to open a restaurant.

The two became...

Burger 21’s third-quarter specials soon to be swapped

by Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Burger 21’s longtime hits usually stick around on the proverbial setlist (in food terms: menu), but like any rock band touring on a new album, the Orland Park spot always finds room to swap in a few tracks from the latest release.