Thursday, February 14, 2013
The locally-sourced menu at Harvest Room makes it unique in Palos Heights and a rarity in the south suburbs.
A big-city magazine has taken note of a Palos restaurant with a local focus. ChicagoMag.com, the website for Chicago Magazine, posted a blurb about Harvest Room, the newest addition to Palos Heights restaurant scene, and its locally-sourced, "nonindustrial-meats" menu. Palos Patch has featured Harvest Room from the time the restaurant owners approached the Palos Heights City Council for a liquor license to its grand opening celebration in January. Harvest Room is located at 7164 W. 127th St., Palos Heights. Want related news?
Friday, January 25, 2013
The Palos Heights ice cream shop has added some new items to catch customers attentions.
It might be considered decadent to put bacon on a hot dog but what would you call a bacon wrapped dog, deep-fried, covered in cheese and peppers? At Tastee Freez in Palos Heights, it's known as the Pit Bull. “We were tried of the same old dog,” said owner Diane Goerg. "That’s where we got the name. This ain’t no wimpy dog.” Tastee Freez recently added a few new and, frankly, unusual items. Among the new treats on the menu at the ice cream shop is the Double Grilled Cheese Quarter Pound Burger. This, as the name might imply, comes with two grilled cheese sandwiches in place of buns. Coincidently, Tastee Freez was named best burger by Palos Patch readers, so they apparently know a thing or two about delivering a tasty burger. Tastee Freez is…
Friday, December 7, 2012
The pizza restaurant is brand new in town but already has drawn a crowd.
Palos Heights' newest pizza place has launched with a bang. Lucano's Pizza opened for business Tuesday to a surprising response from the community, said owner Alex Dreznes. He said business that first day far exceed what they expected. "We turned the "Open" sign off, it was so busy," Dreznes said. Lucano's feature item is their thin crust pizza. Dreznes said they got their training and has worked as a franchisee with Barraco's Pizza since 2006, operating locations Lisle and Crest Hill. In June, they broke off from the big chain and rebranded to Lucano's. Join the conversation. Friend Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the daily email newsletter! The newly independent operation then started looking for the chance to move to the south …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Smokin' Joe's BBQ has lost hundreds of dollars because of stolen cooking grease, says owner.
A slippery thief recently made a slick getaway with more 500 pounds of restaurant grease. Owners of Smokin’ Joe’s BBQ on 127th Street told Palos Heights police used cooking grease was stolen sometime on Oct. 2 or Oct. 3. The stolen grease, leftover after cooking and stored in a large box behind the restaurant, is regularly picked up and processed by a grease recycling company, is valued at about $200. The spike in energy prices has turned the used cooking product into a money-maker for restaurants, said Todd Taras, co-owner of the Palos Heights barbecue joint. "It's very lucrative," Taras said. For years, the recycling company offered to haul away the grease for free. It eventually started offering money for the grease. Taras said Smokin' …