Thursday, November 8, 2012
A few weeks ago, we asked Homewood and Flossmoor residents to provide suggestions for Just Turkey Restaurant located at Ridge Road and Halsted Street. Now, owner Brian Latman responds with a special message to Patch readers.
A few weeks ago, Patch asked residents for suggestions on how to help the delectible, but struggling restaurant Just Turkey located at 17947 Halsted Street. Since then, many of you provided advice in our comments section, and owner Brian Latman has been carefully listening. In fact, the long time Homewood residents has already implemented changes based on Patch reader suggestions including. Some include: As a gesture of appreciation for the feedback, Latman says he'll provide a meal on the house to all the original Patch readers who left a comment (he says he knows who you are, but we'll verify in the event of a dispute). New Faces Latman says he's seen a modest increase in business since the Suggestion Box post went live—including many …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Shirley Torkelson, a cooking rep with Weber Grills, demonstrates how you can take a few simple ingredients and turn your backyard barbeque into much more than a old-fashioned burger cookout.
Appetizers. Main dishes. Desserts. You name it, Shirley Torkelson grills it. She was cooking up tasty treats recently for visitors on Weber Grills demo day at Southwest Fireplace in Palos Park. And she was sharing some of her favorite grilling recipes, too. Here are two of the recipes: Ingredient list: 2 eggs, beaten, ½-cup vegetable oil, 3 cups flower, 1 cup sugar, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 cup crushed pineapple with juice, 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, 1 cup milk, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 tsp. salt, ½-cup chopped nuts. How-to-make: Mix eggs and sugar together, add oil and mix; add remaining ingredients and mix well. Cooking instructions: Cook in loaf pans on grill using indirect method on medium heat (or in conventional …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The local art store will get mobbed with committed shoppers tonight during the first ever Southland Cash Mob.
Ready or not, here they come. Art 4 Soul have been announced as the location of the first ever Homewood (and Southland) Cash Mob. As of right now, the Homewood Cash Mob Facebook page is showing 64 people committed to showing up between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to spend some denomination of money at the store. Better yet, there's a special mob discount: 15 percent off all purchases. But that's not all! A post-mob party is scheduled among two of Homewood's newest restaurants: Twisted Q Barbeque and Bakery and Good Life Cafe. The following specials will be offered: You can also check out the event listing in the H-F Patch calendar.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Owner Tim Donohoe responds to Patch readers who voted Twisted Q's mac and cheese the best in the area.
The people have spoken: Twisted Q's mac and cheese reigns supreme. Take a look at the original article to see how everyone stacked up. This isn't your ordinary mac and cheese. Gruyere, aged cheddar, parmesan and blue cheeses are just some of the wonderful ingredients packed into this soul food delight. Please join us in congratulating Twisted Q BBQ in thier victory. To learn more about Twisted Q BBQ, visit the Patch Places directory listing.
Monday, October 24, 2011
A look at new businesses coming into town and a fond farewell to those that have, for whatever reason, called it quits.
- Bob Bong
Monday, October 24, 2011
After much anticipation, Twisted Q is officially scheduled to open its doors today. This new concept restaurant is housed at the location of the former Nielsen’s Bakery. Barbecue fans may recognize this as the follow-up to Twisted Q in Steger. Ford Motor Co. plans to invest up to $200 million to expand its Chicago Assembly Plant and Chicago Heights Stamping Plant and add upwards of 1,200 jobs between the two plants. Gov. Pat Quinn last week said the automaker will add a third shift at the Assembly Plant in Chicago’s Hegewisch community, which makes the Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Explorer. The investment will allow the plant to produce new sedan and SUV police interceptors. Ford will invest $117 million at the Assembly Plant and $86 million to…
Friday, July 22, 2011
This week's showdown tackles another American classic.
At many of the cookouts I've been to, a well-cooked rack of pork ribs are a hot commodity. They disappear fast and all that's left is a bunch of sticky fingers in need of a moist towelette. Ribs are definitely a pastime of their own, deserving of a proper comparison when included in a taste test like this one. Thanks to your suggestions, I've visited three awesome barbecue spots in the area. I will be judging their ribs based on two key factors: tenderness of the meat and sweetness-to-spiciness ratio of the sauce. I tried to ignore personal preferences and focus solely on things that contribute to a universally loved rack of ribs. We'll see if I succeeded. Notable for being established more than 50 years ago and maintaining a rock solid …