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The Dish: Songbird Cafe ‘spoiling’ customers with the coffees it offers

by Sean Hastings, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

For decades, Songbird Cafe owner Maria Kopulos dreamed of owning her own cafe one day and kept a journal of names she liked.

But when she had the chance to open her own place, those names did not fit what she wanted....

The Dish: The Irish Patriot: a taste of Ireland in Orland Park

by Alex Ivanisevic, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Rather than travel the 3,600 miles across the Atlantic, one needs only to head to the Historic District of Orland Park to get a taste of Ireland at The Irish Patriot.

Owners Vincent and Fiona Tuohy came to America from...

The Dish: A sweet selection at Whizzy Puffs sets itself apart from the rest

by Jacquelyn Schlabach, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

In just two hours after opening for the day on a recent Friday morning, Whizzy Puffs Sweet Spot in Lockport sold out of all 363 doughnuts that filled the shelves of the breakfast cafe.

It is no surprise, as they are...