Monday, October 22, 2012
This former Italian joint sits on a prime piece of Harlem Avenue real estate. Do you want another restaurant to move in? Or would you rather see some new kind of business?
Before things to a turn for the worse, Sperone's was part of a spate of new businesses that popped up between 122nd and 124th streets on Harlem in 2010 and 2011, including Papa's Fresh Foods and Chalet Florist. That same area also has struggled to keep other tenants, such as Baumann's Bakery, which was featured on a previous installment of "What Should Go Here?" Sperone's an American and traditional Italian restaurant, opened in May 2010 along Harlem Avenue. While it was still around, Sperone's featured live music and DJ's weekly in its restaurant area and bar. It closed in July. The empty building, which features an outdoor seating area around back, is looking for a new tenant. Keep up on the latest! Like Palos Patch on Facebook and sign…
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Looking for a great meal? Let Patch find you a great dinner within a 30-minute drive.
SAM BUCA'S Sam Buca's opened in 2003. Known for first-rate service, reasonable prices and an excellent menu of traditional southern Italian cuisine, it's a great place for dinner. Decor: There is a small bar situated between the dining room and the larger bar. There are a handful of tables and a couple of TVs in the small bar area. The dining room could be described as casually elegant. Drinks: Sam Buca's touts a standard beer and cocktail list, though the bartender says he makes more Manhattan’s than martinis at his bar. Wine list ranges from a $30 bottle of big-name California red to $150 Barolos and Amarones. On tap are Bud Light, Bass Ale and Peroni. Appetizers: An extensive menu of appetizers is offered, with an emphasis on seafood. …
Thursday, February 17, 2011
You could stand on a corner and look around until the aroma of good food draws you in. Or you could check out a great Southland dining spot recommended by Patch.
- Joe Vince
Thursday, February 17, 2011
ENRICO'S ITALIAN DINING Near the corner of LaGrange Road and Lincoln Highway in Frankfort, Enrico's is an interesting mix of family friendly and fine dining. The day-to-day menu offers a blend of American and Italian cuisine, while the restaurant's revolving specials cater to more refined Northern Italian tastes. And Enrico's, which has been around for 35 years, serves regular and thick crust pizza, too. The restaurant doesn't take reservations, but it does accept call-ahead seating. Decor: The restaurant is split between a bar and an intimate dining room, with a waiting and take-out area dividing the two. Circled by booths, the dining area sports an Italian rustic look. Vintage black-and-white wedding portraits and family photos hang on …