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  • Post #721 - February 9th, 2020, 2:20 pm
    Post #721 - February 9th, 2020, 2:20 pm Post #721 - February 9th, 2020, 2:20 pm
    TSmitty wrote:Obsessed Kitchen (in the former Kinderhook space) has closed.
    Vitesse98 wrote:There was a story in the Wednesday Journal the other week about them looking for a buyer, or maybe even having a buyer.

    That didn’t take long...

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    Opening next month.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #722 - February 13th, 2020, 11:03 am
    Post #722 - February 13th, 2020, 11:03 am Post #722 - February 13th, 2020, 11:03 am
    Just a note to say the Yelp listings for Cajun boil Bar and for Wild Onion Tied House on South Boulevard in Oak Park have incorrect hours open listing. If you go there, check the hours. They don't open at 11:00 for lunch.
    Toria

    "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - As You Like It,
    W. Shakespeare
  • Post #723 - February 13th, 2020, 2:18 pm
    Post #723 - February 13th, 2020, 2:18 pm Post #723 - February 13th, 2020, 2:18 pm
    toria wrote:Just a note to say the Yelp listings for Cajun boil Bar and for Wild Onion Tied House on South Boulevard in Oak Park have incorrect hours open listing. If you go there, check the hours. They don't open at 11:00 for lunch.

    Correct information...

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    Yelp?
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #724 - February 18th, 2020, 12:58 pm
    Post #724 - February 18th, 2020, 12:58 pm Post #724 - February 18th, 2020, 12:58 pm
    Losses in The Kingdom :(
    Gone but not forgotten

    Geppetto’s
    Klas
    Riverside Family Restaurant
    Al’s Pizza
    Tonini’s Deli (formerly D’Andrea’s)
    Winberie’s (formerly Cheese Cellar)
    Little Bohemia
    Erik’s Danish Delicatessen (before remodel) (then Altiro)

    ... and not so vintage but still missed...

    Obsessed Kitchen (formerly Kinderhook)

    Disclaimer: By no means a comprehensive list but just a few of my favorites.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #725 - February 20th, 2020, 12:42 pm
    Post #725 - February 20th, 2020, 12:42 pm Post #725 - February 20th, 2020, 12:42 pm
    Another pending loss (last day Saturday, February 22, 2020)

    Fair Share Finer Foods
    6226 Roosevelt Rd, Oak Park

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    Was it that outstanding that it is a terrible loss and will be sorely missed? No. I just hate to see another privately owned business go under.

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    I used to live in the neighborhood, would walk over for milk or bread. Perhaps the one thing that stood out was having a butcher on premises, their prepared foods... I would often get their housemade Italian Beef as I did yesterday (for one last time).

    Also in the hot food case they had a potato filled deep fried taco...

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    Oh well. :(
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #726 - February 20th, 2020, 1:20 pm
    Post #726 - February 20th, 2020, 1:20 pm Post #726 - February 20th, 2020, 1:20 pm
    Seems like not too long ago, I would hit Fair Share for outer skirt steak for 2.69/lb on the regular for Cinco De Mayo sale price, and buy it ALL.

    I also used to love what would be in the bargain bin in the pkgd meat section. My fondest memory was Oscar Mayer bacon for 99 c/lb. There were like 20 pkgs of it, and all of the dates were strangely smudged beyond recognition.

    Also - I keep meaning to post that there appears to be another Tacabron location forming on Ogden, east of 1st avenue. It might be the town of Lyons*? The sign is up, and it is identical to the Forest Park sign.

    *website confirmed it.
    We cannot be friends if you do not know the difference between Mayo and Miracle Whip.
  • Post #727 - February 20th, 2020, 4:21 pm
    Post #727 - February 20th, 2020, 4:21 pm Post #727 - February 20th, 2020, 4:21 pm
    seebee wrote:Also - I keep meaning to post that there appears to be another Tacabron location forming on Ogden, east of 1st avenue. It might be the town of Lyons*? The sign is up, and it is identical to the Forest Park sign.

    *website confirmed it.

    Must be in the strip mall that contains Jimmy John’s and Starbucks...

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    I really wanted to like the Forest Park location but never could warm up to it.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #728 - February 20th, 2020, 5:24 pm
    Post #728 - February 20th, 2020, 5:24 pm Post #728 - February 20th, 2020, 5:24 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:(New Tacabron) Must be in the strip mall that contains Jimmy John’s and Starbucks...


    It's not in that one.

    It's just east of there, and the door doesn't face Ogden, but the sign does. There's a kids' park, and it's on the west end of that kids' park. If I'm seeing it in my mind's eye, it's also JUST west of the Culvers. Blink, and you'll miss the sign. South side of Ogden, west of Culver's, it's a very small non-descript brick building that could maybe house 3 storefronts. The storefronts do not face Ogden tho. Just a sign that says "Tacabron" in black and green on a blank brick wall faces Ogden
    We cannot be friends if you do not know the difference between Mayo and Miracle Whip.
  • Post #729 - February 24th, 2020, 2:46 am
    Post #729 - February 24th, 2020, 2:46 am Post #729 - February 24th, 2020, 2:46 am
    Panther in the Den wrote:
    TSmitty wrote:Obsessed Kitchen (in the former Kinderhook space) has closed.
    Vitesse98 wrote:There was a story in the Wednesday Journal the other week about them looking for a buyer, or maybe even having a buyer.

    That didn’t take long...

    Opening next month.

    Update. Mid March

    https://www.oakparkeats.com/food-news/k ... ening-day/
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #730 - February 24th, 2020, 5:09 pm
    Post #730 - February 24th, 2020, 5:09 pm Post #730 - February 24th, 2020, 5:09 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:From another thread...

    The Grill Stop
    Panther in the Den wrote:
    Panther in the Den wrote:
    bobbywal wrote:
    Grill Stop
    6623 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn

    In...

    Berwyn Towne Sq
    6623 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn

    I didn’t even know the...

    SUBWAY® Restaurant
    Permanently Closed
    6623 Roosevelt Rd, A, Berwyn

    ... had closed!

    Must be recent?

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    Menu

    http://grillstoponline.com/GrillStop.pdf

    Stopped by today to give the new (3 months) kid on the block a try.

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    Par with the other area hot dog stands (Mickey’s, Micheal’s,).

    2 grilled (could of used more crust) patties and a glop of hotdog fixins on top. Not over cooked but missed medium rare as asked. Juicy!

    Bun not up to double duty but would be fine on a single.

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    Both chicken and beef. Regular toppings. Big, double sandwich!
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    There is a tradition to give a squirt of water and cover to steam and there was a little too much left. Maybe cook longer but more likely a higher heat.

    Sounded like it was prepared the traditional way with a pair of spatulas on the grill.

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    A big order and a generous pour of toppings. Not just on top but layered.

    Supposed to be Nacho but no heat or flavor other than canned cheese.

    Skin on fries, single cooked. Will ask for well done next time.

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    With bread and butter

    Big chunks of chicken, not much Chipotle flavor or heat. Broth was fine and hearty.

    While I was the only one when I arrived it fill up to capacity by the time I left at mid afternoon.

    They still have the Subway toppings counter in place so I might hope you can have your sandwich your way.

    Vienna hotdog, Kronos gyros.

    A good addition to the neighborhood!

    Dang, didn’t last long. Just over a year.

    My visit was good. :(

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    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat

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