The eggs are all hunted down, the family is gathered. It’s Easter, and it’s time to eat. A sumptuous brunch at a favorite restaurant is in order. We’ve collected a number of festive Easter Sunday brunches that would make fitting meal to crown the holiday.
LA GRANGE —Michael Wu and Kristy Tran moved to the suburbs from southern California eight years ago and quickly made their mark as business owners, launching two nail spas and three popular sushi restaurants located throughout the area.
It wasn’t a burger found in Chicago that was named one of the Best Burgers in 25 Cities according to Zagat. The best burger can actually be found in the suburbs.
OAK BROOK — Grandma would be proud. Jeff Barry took his grandmother’s recipe for ravioli and turned it into an Oak Brook business — Ravioli Oli.
WESTCHESTER — Paul’s Pizza and Hot Dog recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. And customers are not surprised the Westchester restaurant is successful. “Excellent food, always tastes good, always plenty of it, service is fast,” said Western Springs resident Rich Ricar.
HIGHLAND PARK — Ordinarily, the opening of a new teahouse wouldn’t generate much buzz beyond the proprietor’s friends, family and the local chamber. But as alt-rock fans across Chicagoland know by now, Madame ZuZu’s in Highland Park’s Ravinia business district is not a typical teahouse.
THOMAS CONNER: Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan opens his Highland Park Madame Zuzu’s Tea House Thursday. It’s an idea he said he’s had for a decade, one that’s finally budding with the venture housed in a former post office storefront at 582 Roger Williams Ave. “I’ve never had coffee,” the rocker says. “I’ve always hated the smell,”
CLARENDON HILLS — Oct. 13 will be the final day of operation for Jennycakes Cakes & Sweets, which opened three years ago at 102 S. Prospect Ave.
“It’s hard to say goodbye, but it’s really about me wanting to have more time with my three …
It’s always better to cook for yourself, said Jen Moore, a Chicago mom, wife and businesswoman. “When people cook for themselves at home, they know exactly how much oil or cheese they’re putting in, etc., and they can make adjustments and customize on the fly,” …
We all know a few green-thumbed folks —overall-clad bearers of hyper-local produce.
These urban farmers will call you up begging to unload an overabundance of green beans flourishing in their vegetable patch. Or, they sheepishly deliver an armload of pristine baby beets they’ve grown themselves …
Everest Burger owner Margarita Challenger will debut the Batman Burger at her Glencoe restaurant beginning July 20, the day the newest Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises” is released.