Archive for July 15th, 2012
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.