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The Dish: Childhood memories rediscovered at Raffy’s Candy Store

by Claudia Harmata, Editorial Intern Life & Arts, Dining Out

For those with a major sweet tooth, Raffy’s Candy Store has a fix for them all.

“There is just such a variety,” said Dave Rafalski, owner of Raffy’s Candy Store. “I would suggest that [people] go outside their norms....

The Dish: Blissful Banana passionately serves healthy options

by Brittany Kapa, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Tony Dezutter has had only one other culinary job in his 24 years, and that was at McDonald’s.

Five and a half years ago, his mother, Cyndi Dezutter, decided to open Blissful Banana Café in Orland Park. His passion for...

The Dish: Soundgrowler’s true-to-style craft beer served with a side of grit, attitude

by F. Amanda Tugade, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Tinley Crossing North, along 183rd Avenue, is home to several industrial businesses.

But Arturo Lamas and Chris Pennington had something else in mind.

Their vision was to find the right spot to grow...