Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Sports bar wins the 2012 Readers’ Choice for best pizza with almost half the vote.
Garnering 49 percent of the votes and a rating on its directory listing, the winner of the 2012 Readers’ Choice for best pizza in Des Plaines is Countryside Saloon. Janet Bar, co-owner, said they cut their thin crust pizza into squares, like old school pizzerias, and it has a really great and long history, originating from a family recipe more than 50 years old from Bellini’s Italian Cuisine in Chicago. “It’s a pizza that has a history behind it,” Bar said. “It’s not just something that we developed when we came to Countryside.” Earlier: Readers’ Choice for best Italian food. Julia Brenner wrote in her review of Countryside Saloon, “Great new outdoor patio!!! The best ranch sauce around! I also love their salad pizza.” Bar said the …
Monday, April 16, 2012
When you want the best, where do you go?
This week we’re asking readers, where is the best place to shop for groceries in Des Plaines? Vote in the poll above for your favorite, and hop over to the stores’ directory listings to add ratings and reviews. Simply click on the store names below. That way, other readers can benefit from your local know-how. People choose to shop at different grocery stores for all kinds of reasons including location, selection, pricing and service. Here’s a list of our favorites. If we’re missing one, please add it in the comments below, and we’ll add it to the list. Earlier: Readers' Choice for best pizza in Des Plaines is made with a family recipe more than 50 years old. Editor's Note: Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Readers showed support in great numbers for both Cuzzin’s Café and Via Roma.
A hearty congratulations is in order for two Italian restaurants in the first-ever tie for Patch’s 2012 Readers’ Choice award. Cuzzin’s Café, 1881 E. Oakton St., and Via Roma, 686 Lee St., both drew support from readers with poll votes, ratings and reviews, and comments on the article, which, when we added it all up, came out evenly matched. Earlier: City manager resigns for Lake Zurich position. Early in the contest, readers requested Cuzzin’s to be added to the list, and the restaurant, which features authentic Italian cuisine, including pasta, homemade soups, stuffed meatballs and pork chops. Cuzzin’s led the pack in poll votes, garnering 52 percent of the total. Maureen Insolia wrote in the comments, “Cuzzin’s would be my vote.” Via …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Rate and review, and vote in our poll, for your top choice.
Whether you’ve got a craving for crispy pizza, al dente pasta or a thick slice of homemade lasagna, Des Plaines has no shortage of Italian restaurants to satisfy it. In this week’s Readers’ Choice we are asking readers what is the best place to go for Italian cuisine. Please vote in the poll below, and click through on the name of your favorite so you can leave a review in our business directory. That way, future readers will be able to benefit from your wisdom when they're looking for dining advice. Here are some of our favorites, but if we’re missing one, please let us know in the comments and we’ll add it. Earlier: Readers’ choice for martial arts programs. Editor's Note: Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole …
Friday, March 2, 2012
More than 200 votes were cast in poll for best Mexican food in Des Plaines.
This week we asked readers what their favorite restaurants for Mexican food were. With 60 percent of the votes, Cancun City Restaurant, 1261 E. Algonquin Road, took the title. Reader Audrey O’Callaghan commented, “Cancun City is the best! We come from Chicago to eat there. Miss the convenience of the Harlem Ave. location :(.” Juventenia Salgado owns Cancun City Restaurant with her brother and sister. They first opened in 2002, and moved to Des Plaines in 2008 to expand the restaurant. About five years ago, Chicago Magazine wrote Cancun City Restaurant had “simply the best tortilla soup,” Salgado said. Earlier: Chicago comedy tradition onstage at the Des Plaines Theatre. She said other customer favorites are the Cancuns Mar and Fuego, Carne…
Monday, February 27, 2012
When you want the best, where do you go?
To kick off the new Best of Patch contest this week we’re seeking out the freshest, most delicious Mexican cuisine in Des Plaines. We’re asking you to share your favorite place for Mexican food. Here are some of our favorites, but if we’re missing one, please 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 on Friday. Connect on Facebook.