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The Dish: Mamma Onesta’s serves traditional Italian

by Alex Ivanisevic, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Mamma Onesta’s Italian Restaurant, on the corner of State and 11th streets in downtown Lockport, has been serving the community for almost 12 years.

Frank and Mary DeGrassi own the restaurant and have found that it...

The Dish: Home brewer turns passion for beer into New Lenox establishment

by Jacquelyn Schlabach, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

For over 30 years, New Lenox resident Gary Meyer has brewed beer in his kitchen and laundry room.

In the 1980s, he bought his first set of brewing equipment and ingredients and the rest is history. Meyer became a...

The Dish: Flavor, homemade food key to Frankfort’s El Motor

by Nuria Mathog, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

At El Motor Mexican Restaurant, the focus is on family.

The four members of the Martinez clan who run the Frankfort restaurant are united by a common goal: encouraging area families to keep coming back for flavorful...