Archive for July, 2012
The Destination Guide’s Best of the Lake competition starts Aug. 1 at noon EST. The competition features our favorite destinations from Lake of the Ozarks, a Missouri resort area radiating around a 55,000-acre lake. One of the Midwest’s most
popular summer retreats, Lake of the Ozarks is home to restaurants, golf courses, theaters, wineries and so much more. Click on the Ozarks link to watch the videos and vote for your favorites.
Congratulations Adoba Eco Hotel, winner of The Destination Guide’s Best of The Black Hills contest with more than 5,500 votes. Fans of the video left comments such as, “Love the new green design!!! Thank you for taking steps to preserve mother nature!” and “I believe in the Adoba Hotel concept. The food at the Enigma is delicious and the staff is world class. The new rooms are a delight that will linger in my memory.” Check out the cutting-edge Adoba Eco at http://www.adobarapidcity.com/, and be sure to watch their video on our Black Hills page.
Congratulations Olympic Store Fixtures, Inc., The Destination Guide’s Best Restaurant Equipment Dealer in Chicago. The family-owned company has been serving clients — including both mom-and-pop restaurants and
some of the most-renowned and highest-grossing restaurants in Chicagoland — for the last 36 years. Olympic has a large showroom where the public can browse restaurant equipment and kitchen gear from popular manufacturers and suppliers. They also specialize in custom kitchen design and festival rental equipment, plus have an on-site service and repair shop. Check them out on line at http://www.olympicstorefixtures.com.
The Destination Guide has named Il Vicolo Trattoria Best of 2012! The one-year-old restaurant in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park has blown diners away with its simple but delicious preparations of traditional Italian favorites. Meaning “the alley” or “the walkway,” the restaurant features casual white tablecloth service inside, plus seating fo
r more than 60 on its patio. The menu ranges from antipasti (Grigliata Mista Di Pesce is grilled shrimp, calamari and octopus served over mixed greens with lemon, garlic and olive oil) to pastas (Penne, Proscuitto e Piselli is penne pasta with Italian prosciutto, mushrooms and green pees) to fish, steak, veal and pork (Costata Di Maiale Saltimbocca is a pan-seared pork chop topped with fresh sage, prosciutto
and mozzarella in Pinot Grigio wine sauce). Learn more at http://www.ilvicolooakpark.com.
Chicago has evolved into a high-end grocery store with nine locations, reasonable prices and premium quality. Founded by James Dremonas in the 1970s, the store has stuck to a simple recipe for success: “To treat all customers with respect while providing excellent service and featuring the best quality products at a fair price.” The Destination Guide will be filming at Pete’s Fresh Market this July. Learn more about the store at http://www.petesfresh.com.