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Community first for Northbrook’s Big Apple Bagels

by Michal Dwojak, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Maria and Hector Barbosa already knew the essential element to starting out in the bagel business: making the dough. 

Hector had been the baker for Big Apple Bagels in Northbrook when the store officially opened in...

Glencoe’s Shanghai Garden serves up ‘real Chinese food fast’

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

When Chin’s Chop Suey closed after 20 years in downtown Glencoe, residents were left missing their Chinese takeout.

Luckily for them, the space didn’t stay vacant for long.

“It has been a Chinese...

Castelli’s Pizza changes name, keeps community support

by Erin Yarnall, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

For more than 16 years, Castelli’s Pizza in Northbrook was known by a different name — Piero’s. 

While it shared a menu and website with the two other Piero’s locations in Highland Park and in Wilmette, owner Mike...