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  • Joliet firefighters, police face off in culinary contest

    JOLIET – With ONLY seconds to grab pantry ingredients, 15 minutes to brainstorm a recipe and one hour to cook, four men from the Joliet Police Departm ...
    March 22, 2017 - 10:42 pm
  • Mystery Diner: Nevin's Brewing Company has top-level brews and bites

    PLAINFIELD – I could pretend I went to Nevin’s Brewing Company in Plainfield for the food.Or, I coul ...
    March 21, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Mystery Diner: Fire Water BBQ has some outstanding brisket

    CREST HILL – I’ve been all over the place eating barbecue. From Texas to Kansas City to the Carolin ...
    March 15, 2017 - 12:29 pm
  • Mystery Diner: Hot Pan Noodles & Dumplings are made to order, from scratch

    JOLIET – Two friends who had recently discovered Hot Pan Noodles & Dumplings in Joliet insisted I had to try it.
    March 7, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • Mystery Diner: Tackling the horseshoe sandwich at Honest Abe's in Morris

    MORRIS – I've never been to Springfield, at least not that I remember. And I've never eaten a shoe.T ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • Mystery Diner: Jody's Hot Dogs offers variety of comfort food in a '50s-style venue

    Usually, I’m not impressed when a single venue offers every choice under the sun. I mean, how can one food place specialize in everything?
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:56 pm
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