Monday, April 1, 2013
Readers respond to Yelp's top 10 rated restaurants in Lake Forest with their own picks that weren't on the list.
When Patch listed Yelp’s ranking of the top 10 restaurants in Lake Forest, readers were quick to point out which of their favorites did not make the list. There were about a half dozen restaurants readers put forward that should be on a top rated restaurant list for Lake Forest, including Market House, Niku Niku, Authentico and Francesca's Intimo. "What about Market House?" asks marco sangria. "All the others pale in comparison in quality of food and service." Market House owner Mark Westcott responded to Marco and other readers that chimed in about their affection for the restaurant. "We’ve pretty much given up on Yelp as we don’t think their reviews are very accurate," Westcott writes, "The list here speaks for itself, so we’ll put our …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Check out the top 10 rated restaurants in Lake Forest, based on Yelp! reviews. Did your neighbors get it right?
Websites like Yelp! have empowered the everyday eater to become their local neighborhood's food critic, praising and damning behind the anonymity of a computer screen. So what do your neighbors have to say on Yelp? Based on Yelp!'s highest-rated star ranking, here are the top 10 restaurants in Lake Forest. Do you agree or disagree with the Yelp! top 10 list? Let us know in the comments' section. For complete Lake Forest News, sign up for our free newsletter,"like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Bobby Dubin worked with a Deerfield-based WeDeal.com to sell discounts to his three Highland Park restaurants, asking for 90 percent of the profit up front. Two weeks later, he closed them all.
Bobby Dubin surprised many this week when he closed his three restaurants — Stashs, 2nd Street Bistro and 2nd Street Enoteca. One person he especially caught off guard was Jordan Heller, the founder and CEO of Deerfield-based WeDeal.com. The news meant that Heller had just lost about $16,000. Heller believes he was intentionally swindled. Dubin says he simply ran out of money when he thought he could hold on a little longer. 'He told me what I needed to hear' Much like Groupon, WeDeal.com is an online company that offers coupons for discounted goods, services and food. It started in 2010 and has offered almost 1,400 deals since then, many for Highland Park restaurants like Once Upon a Bagel, La Casa de Isaac and Moishe, Michael's and …
One of Highland Park's oldest restaurants abruptly closed on Tuesday, putting an end to a long history of multiple locations, attempts at reinvention and french fries.
Stashs, one of Highland Park's oldest restaurants, with a long-running reputation for its hot dogs and french fries, closed abruptly on Tuesday after 44 years. Originally owned by Stan Jacobson, the restaurant was bought by Bobby Dubin 10 years ago. Dubin, who did not returns calls from Patch for comment, moved Stashs from its former Port Clinton Square location (currently home to Real Urban Barbecue, which just celebrated its second anniversary) to 2nd Street in 2009. But Dubin did more than change the restaurant's location. Amid an increase in competition and a growing interest in healthier eating, Dubin decided to venture into more creative dining options. He converted part of Stashs into a sit-down, BYOB bistro last fall. He doubled …
Monday, February 27, 2012
St. Patrick's Day is just a few weeks away and we want to know where is the perfect place to celebrate the holiday when we're all Irish for a day.
We are approaching St. Patrick's Day, a favorite holiday for the Irish and the Irish-for-a-day folks. In our Best Of Patch competition, tell us where you think is the best place to celebrate this special holiday. Here are a few of our favorite places in Grayslake, Libertyville and Lake Forest to get you started. If we're leaving one from these communities off of the list, let us know in the comments and we'll add it: Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. Ties will be broken by whichever business has the most positive comments in the section below. We will announce the winner at noon Friday. So tell us where is the best spot to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. And don't forget to tell us why you love that spot in the comments …
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
A Labor of Love by Two Restaurant Brats Brings Sophistication With the Occasional Surprise.
In the year it has been open on North Waukegan Road in Lake Bluff, Grille 43 has made the leap from new local curiosity to a mainstay restaurant with a devoted following. It was busy early the night I visited, from the after work business-suits crowd to some lingering shorts and flip-flops on the outdoor patio. The brainchild of two homegrown "restaurant brats," Ted Boufis and Dina Boufis, Grille 43 opened Sept. 27 of last year very near the former site of Dina's father Gus Pappas' longtime Lake Bluff restaurant, Little Nick's, which was named after her uncle Nick, Gus's partner. Before he moved to Lake Bluff, Ted and his family ran steakhouses in Indiana and he opened two restaurants as owner and six others as general manager in Michigan…