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The Dish: Home brewer turns passion for beer into New Lenox establishment

August 12, 2019 by Jacquelyn Schlabach, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

For over 30 years, New Lenox resident Gary Meyer has brewed beer in his kitchen and laundry room.

In the 1980s, he bought his first set of brewing equipment and ingredients and the rest is history. Meyer became a...

The Dish: A big refresh with a little nostalgia at New Lenox spot

by Sean Hastings, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Over the last two years, the JBD White Horse Inn went from being a small bar that only served food until 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, to a family-friendly spot, doubling its size and catering to all individuals. 

Co-owners...

The Dish: Flavor, homemade food key to Frankfort’s El Motor

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

At El Motor Mexican Restaurant, the focus is on family.

The four members of the Martinez clan who run the Frankfort restaurant are united by a common goal: encouraging area families to keep coming back for flavorful...

The Dish: Irish Pig BBQ’s new owner blends tradition with variety

by TJ Kremer III, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

When Scott Tabor took over ownership in February of New Lenox’s Irish Pig BBQ, he brought a lot of experience with him, albeit from a different profession. Tabor spent the last 30 years as a mechanic and had his own shop in Lockport....