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Traditional Greek plus contemporary spin equals success at Avli Restaurant

by Eric DeGrechie, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Louie Alexakis lights up when he’s talking about food and his family’s homeland of Greece. 

The Winnetka resident has combined these two passions into the highly successful Avli Restaurant, a North Shore dining...

Family and quality preached at Highland Park’s Backyard Grill

by Grady Bruch, Editorial Intern Life & Arts, Dining Out

Working at restaurants is just a way of life for brothers Gus and Nick Drivas, owners of Highland Park restaurant Backyard Grill. 

“I’ve done every position in the [restaurant business],” Gus said. “I’ve been cleaning...

Quick Bites: Local farmers markets keep produce selections fresh

by Staff Report Life & Arts, Dining Out

With the warm summer months finally here, local farmers markets are busier with residents looking for the best deals on fresh produce, fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses and the many other items on sale.