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Confectionery creations fuel passion for chocolatier

by TJ Kremer III, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

LaVerne Relford-Hall is like a kid in a candy store when she goes to work. That is because she is the owner of Fabulously Sweet Creations, a specialty confectionery shop based in Mokena.

“When I do this, it’s like I’m...

Blissful Banana ‘not just a regular coffee shop’

by Max Lapthorne, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Blissful Banana Cafe in Orland Park is about more than breakfast food and coffee, and new owner Nick Baffes wants to make that known.

Baffes, a lifelong Orland Park resident who grew up in a “restaurant family,”...

Kup A Joe Cafe prides itself on variety of breakfast, lunch selections

by Thomas Czaja, Contributing Editor Dining Out

On most days, Jim Garofalo can be found sitting inside his business mingling with customers.

The owner of Kup A Joe Cafe in Frankfort has been in the restaurant industry for more than 40 years, and since opening in...