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Glenview’s Cafe El Tapatio tweaks proven recipe for success

May 17, 2017 by Chris Pullam, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

How does an entrepreneur make a name for himself in the food business when his parents already own a four-decade-old restaurant in Chicago?

Well, if you ask Joe Parra, owner of Cafe El Tapatio in Glenview, he might...

Mediterranean restaurant takes on new life with ownership change

by Courtney Jacquin, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Fay Zand always knew she wanted to get back into the restaurant business.

After being a part of three successful Italian restaurants in California earlier in her life, she and her husband, Tony Faraji, had been looking...

Highland Park native achieves dream with new area restaurant

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

Marco Santi is Highland Park and Highwood through and through. 

The 1984 Highland Park High School graduate loves the community he grew up in. Following a successful career as a soybean trader for the Chicago Board of...

Cuisine complements art at The Gallery

by Matt Yan, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

In his two decades of cooking, Dominic Zumpano has worked in all kinds of restaurants: Italian, French, steakhouses. 

His latest venture is something quite unorthodox. 

Zumpano is the co-owner and sole...