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Quick Bites: Hats off to graduation party bites

May 23, 2017 by Staff Report Life & Arts, Dining Out

The tassels have been moved from right to left, and the diplomas have been handed out. What’s next? It’s time for graduation party season.

Whether you’re celebrating eighth-grade, high school or college graduations,...

Glenview’s Cafe El Tapatio tweaks proven recipe for success

by Chris Pullam, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

How does an entrepreneur make a name for himself in the food business when his parents already own a four-decade-old restaurant in Chicago?

Well, if you ask Joe Parra, owner of Cafe El Tapatio in Glenview, he might...

Highland Park Mediterranean restaurant takes on new life with ownership change

by Courtney Jacquin, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Fay Zand always knew she wanted to get back into the restaurant business.

After being a part of three successful Italian restaurants in California earlier in her life, she and her husband, Tony Faraji, had been looking to jump back in.

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HP native living the dream with Marco’s Northside Grill

by Eric DeGrechie, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Marco Santi is Highland Park and Highwood through and through. 

The 1984 Highland Park High School graduate loves the community he grew up in. Following a successful career as a soybean trader for the Chicago Board of...