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Dining Out: Former Fred’s service station turns into Winnetka eatery

by Jacqueline Glosniak, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Restaurants are one of those businesses that can seemingly pop up anywhere — inside airports, within the nooks of gentrifying neighborhoods or on the streets with food trucks. 

In Winnetka, one eatery is taking the...

Merlo’s celebrates five years in Highland Park

by Megan Bernard, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Consistency is key at Merlo’s Italian Restaurant.

For the past five years, the Highland Park joint has been serving up the same dishes from its original menu — and, there’s nothing wrong with that, owner John Merlo...

North Branch’s root of success comes from community

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

Nick Philippas couldn’t help but wonder whether he made a big mistake when he opened Glenview’s North Branch.

The previous five establishments at the location only lasted a year each, and North Branch took some time to...