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The Dish: Tinley Park couple helps Tropical Smoothie Cafe branch out to south suburbs

by Cody Mroczka, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

More than three decades ago, Phil and Theresa Knippen were merely co-workers at a Brown’s Chicken fast food restaurant on the South Side of Chicago.

“I was young, and it was fun,” Theresa said, “[Phil] was into the...

The Dish: Kenootz Pizza celebrates 30 years this month

by Tom Czaja, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Ken Keeler can still remember the exact time and date, as well as the order.

It was 5:01 p.m. Nov. 23, 1988. The first order was a large pizza with sausage, onion, green pepper and mushrooms, delivered to a man next...

The Dish: At Fox’s on Wolf in Mokena, focus is on family

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

Fox’s on Wolf has been a Mokena staple for roughly a dozen years, but the restaurant’s story is half a century in the making.

Tom and Therese Fox opened up the original location in Beverly in 1963 with a focus on pizza...