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More than just a Creamery

March 17, 2019 by Megan Schuller, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

The sunshine is coming out, the temperatures are slowly rising and the ice cream machines are firing up at Jillian Hersted’s Mokena and Frankfort Creamery locations. That means one thing: springtime is around the corner.


Casa Vargas brings authentic Mexican food to the suburbs

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

At Casa Vargas in Frankfort, touches of Mexican culture are everywhere.

A sign featuring a smiling moon above “bienvenidos” — the Spanish word for welcome — greets customers as they order at the counter. A pair of red...

Love for the oven plus love of the work equals success

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

Owner of Nancy’s Pizza in Mokena and New Lenox Jim Naumczik was not always interested in the restaurant business. In fact, it was not until he and his wife, Mary Ellen, who is also his business partner, were sitting in a Nancy’s...

The Dish: Arrowhead Ales to release two new pastry-based beers

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

Something new is brewing in New Lenox.

Arrowhead Ales Brewing Company is set to release two new dark stout beers that are made with a sweet twist. The New Lenox-based brew pub has partnered with Fleckenstein’s Bakery...