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The Dish: Steerhogs becomes BBQ excellence through habit

November 8, 2018 by T.J. Kremer III, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

More than 2,000 years ago, Aristotle developed his virtue ethics. Key to this philosophy was the idea that excellence is a habit and, therefore, must be practiced regularly to achieve what the Greeks called arete.


The Dish: Fox’s on Wolf maintains its focus on families

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

Fox’s on Wolf has been a Mokena staple for roughly a dozen years, but the restaurant’s story is half a century in the making.

Tom and Therese Fox opened up the original location in Beverly in 1963 with a focus on pizza...

The Dish: RMU brings the bayou to the suburbs with latest pop-up

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

There is a restaurant in Orland Park that greets diners first with the sounds of jazz. Its tables are decorated with beads and plastic trumpet centerpieces.

Flowers spring forth from the mouthpieces. And a wall of...

The Dish: Military-inspired pub showcases owner’s past

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

A wood-crafted American flag hangs on the military-green painted wall, and beer tap handles are in the shape of 20 mm caliber rounds inside At Ease Craft Beer Pub in Homer Glen.

The owner, Nick Roppo — who served for...