Home Slice, a pizza-by-the-slice and chili restaurant, opened in Homewood’s Cherry Creek Shopping Center on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Home Slice, at 18322 Governors Highway, is in the location that previously was home to Gloria Jean’s Coffees. Home Slice is not a chain restaurant, according to owner Vincent Cryns of Frankfort.[Read More…]
Checking in: Dunning’s Market celebrates 2nd anniversary in Flossmoor location, forges ahead through pandemic
An encouraging message adorns the plywood covering a window at Dunning’s Market that was damaged in the derecho storm on Aug. 10. The storm, a power outage and the pandemic have presented challenges for the local deli. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle) You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue[Read More…]
Mediterranean restaurant, property donation for HSC approved in Homewood
Two property transactions approved Tuesday by Homewood trustees will bring a new restaurant and an expansion of the Homewood Science Center to the downtown area. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.
Video gaming, property transactions on Homewood board agenda Tuesday
At their meeting Tuesday, Homewood trustees will consider two property transactions that will affect downtown development, and action that will reverse years of gaming policy. Trustees will consider a change to municipal code to allow video gaming machines in bars and restaurants that have operated in the village for at[Read More…]
Maple Tree owner: ‘We are the phoenix’
Maple Tree Inn opened its new location at 18849 Dixie Highway in Homewood to the public on Feb. 7 and had a successful opening weekend, serving more than 800 diners, according to co-owner Katie Wennberg. But the ribbon cutting ceremony on Feb. 12 still proved to be an emotional occasion,[Read More…]
Vida Tacos features artistic passion for food
Vida Tacos opened Nov. 2 at 18102 Martin Ave. in Homewood, and owner Alfredo Castro said his approach is captured by the restaurant’s logo. Alfredo Castro and Rosaelia Samanieso pose by Vida Tacos’ logo. The new r estaurant opened Nov. 2 in downtown Homewood. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)“Vida” not only means “life” in Spanish, it’s the[Read More…]
Grape & Grain sold, begins transition to Culture
Grape & Grain is under new management, and the new owners say their vision will build upon the accomplishments of previous owner Bill Frank.The sale of the business and building closed Friday, Dec. 6, with Urban Leegacy LLC taking over the reins of the popular drinking and entertainment establishment at[Read More…]
Maple Tree Inn coming to Homewood
Award-winning Cajun food is coming to Homewood. Blue Island restaurant Maple Tree Inn is moving to 18849 Dixie Highway. [Update 3:40 p.m. Aug. 28] You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.
Cottage on Dixie to reopen with reduced hours, modified menu
On June 23, owners of The Cottage on Dixie announced the restaurant was closing. Four days later, citing community support and a change of operating plans, owners announced the restaurant would reopen July 18. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log[Read More…]
Sub sandwich shop slated for Flossmoor shopping center
Jersey Mike’s is coming to Flossmoor. The national submarine sandwich chain will be opening a shop adjacent to the Meijer superstore, village officials said Wednesday. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.