Places

  • Nandos PERi-PERi Brings Culture to Old Orchard Mall
    9:28 AM

    You’ve probably been to Old Orchard mall in Skokie many times with friends and family members. You may have tried food from every restaurant that the mall has to offer, but a few weeks ago, your variety of meal options grew a bit more. On Sunday, Nov. 13, Nandos PERi-PERi opened for the first time at the local mall. Its recent opening in

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  • New Addition to Downtown Skokie: Euro Echo Cafe
    8:18 AM

    While driving through downtown Skokie — Lincoln Ave. to be exact — you may have noticed a new, mint green sign that reads “Euro Echo Cafe.” This new, vintage, European-style cafe has been up and running for about three months now, and is very different from your average American-style cafe. The owners are both from European backgrounds, so they thought

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  • Is The Line At Jollibee’s Really Worth It?
    8:18 AM

    Jollibee’s is a famous Filipino fast food chain restaurant that has recently opened in Skokie — the only one in the Midwest. A wait time of 45 minutes would lead many to believe the food was worth it. In this case, I have to say that Jollibee’s tastes exactly like Kentucky Fried Chicken. To me, there was no difference besides the name on the

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  • The Dream of the ’90s is Alive at Kafein Coffee
    9:25 AM

    Think about your most recent visit to a coffee shop. Your interaction with the barista might have lasted as long as 8 seconds (give or take a few nanoseconds), and you probably don’t even remember what they look like. In this instant day and age, consumers are used to the busy anonymity of a quick transaction, but

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  • Meatheads Fills Hearts and Stomachs
    9:49 AM

    On the corner of Lincoln and Crawford street in Lincolnwood, you might catch sight of an intriguing building: all dark, warm right angles and separated sections of honest, inviting glass. With its unique outward appearance, Meatheads sets itself apart from other fast-casual restaurants right off the bat, foreshadowing a distinction that can be found anywhere from its

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  • Imagine Dragons Night Visions Tour is a Night to Remember
    8:05 AM

    Two years ago, Imagine Dragons was playing in Chicago as an opening act at Riot Fest in front of a crowd of 150 people. Last Thursday, the group was performing in front of a sold out crowd at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. If that doesn’t scream success, I’m not sure what else does. When

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  • Biggies: The New Look of Charhouse Grill
    9:19 AM

    Biggies is everything a Chicago style fast food joint should be: tasty, satisfying, and inexpensive. With friendly, personal service, and a clean environment, my only real complaint is that it isn’t open later. For anyone who ever ate at Charhouse, you’ve already eaten at Biggies. The restaurant is essentially the same as Charhouse, with a

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