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The Dish: Flavor, homemade food key to Frankfort’s El Motor

by Nuria Mathog, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

At El Motor Mexican Restaurant, the focus is on family.

The four members of the Martinez clan who run the Frankfort restaurant are united by a common goal: encouraging area families to keep coming back for flavorful...

The Dish: Irish Pig BBQ’s new owner blends tradition with variety

by T.J. Kremer III, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

When Scott Tabor took over ownership in February of New Lenox’s Irish Pig BBQ, he brought a lot of experience with him, albeit from a different profession. Tabor spent the last 30 years as a mechanic and had his own shop in Lockport....

The Dish: Gina’s Teardrop Cafe big on serving community

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

Veterans eat for free from 6:30-8 a.m. on the last Monday of every month at Gina’s Teardrop Cafe in New Lenox. It has been that way for approximately two years. 

“When my father passed and we were at the cemetery,...