Thursday, March 14, 2013
The annual tradition continues next Friday, March 22 all throughout downtown Homewood
Downtown Homewood’s annual Girls Night Out returns next week on Friday, March 22. It’s the perfect opportunity to catch up with old friends and support local businesses at the same time. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., a variety of downtown merchants will be offering shopping specials and raffles. Of course, wine sampling will be a part of the festivities as well. And don’t miss out on the pop-up gallery next to Grape & Grain Co. at 18111 Dixie . This free event is sponsored by the Downtown Homewood Business Association (DHBA). Like H-F Patch on Facebook
Monday, December 31, 2012
The American Academy of Ophthalmologists offers some good advice on safely opening a bottle of champagne without poking your eye this New Year's Eve.
Monday, December 31, 2012
If you’re like millions of Americans, you’re probably going to be uncorking a bottle of bubbly this New Year’s Eve. It’s the uncorking, however, that can potentially poke your eye out and possibly cause blindness, the American Academy of Ophthalmology warns. Improper cork removal can cause serious, potentially blinding injuries, including rupture of the eye wall, retinal detachment, bleeding, dislocation of the lens and damage to the eye’s bone structure. Champagne bottles contain pressure as high as 90 pounds per square inch, more than the pressure found inside a typical car tire, the American Academy of Ophthalmology said. This pressure can cause a champagne cork to shoot at 50 miles per hour as it leaves the bottle—fast enough to …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Last Friday, the Village of Homewood officially welcomed the latest addition to our business community, boutique wine and craft beer store Grape & Grain Co.
While the weather outside was dreary, spirits were high last Friday evening as Homewood Village President Richard Hofeld and several other village officials gathered for the ribbon cutting of Homewood’s new craft beer and wine store: Grape & Grain Co. The new shop, located at 18031 Dixie Highway, opened on Labor Day. Grape & Grain Co. is anything but your average liquor store. And don’t let the bar fool you. This isn’t a place you go to drown your sorrows in pint after pint of domestic suds. As owner Ron Khalaf promised in a Patch article months ago during the planning stages of Grape & Grain “It’s … a classy place.” The clean, modern sign on front of the building just north of Ridge on Dixie Highway gives a preview of what customers are …
Sunday, June 17, 2012
The money is being awarded as part of Homewood’s Retail Enhancement, Façade and Property Improvement and Go Green Reward programs.
Ron Khalaf, owner of upcoming Homewood boutique wine and craft beer store, Grapes and Grain Co., received just over $47,000 from the village in tax incentive money for property improvements for his new business location during last Tuesday's village board meeting. Last May, we announced the planned opening of Khalaf’s new store at 18029 Dixie Highway. “It’s going to be a very classy place,” Khalaf said. Grapes and Grain Co. is scheduled to open roughly around the beginning of August.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Last Tuesday's Homewood Village Board meeting gave indication that a new craft beer and boutique wine shop will likely be opening on Dixie Highway in downtown Homewood.
Last Tuesday's Homewood Village Board meeting gave indication that a new craft beer and boutique wine shop will likely be opening on Dixie Highway in downtown Homewood. READ: CRAFT BEER AND BOUTIQUE WINE SHOP CLOSER TO OPENING IN HOMEWOOD While the new shop isn't entirely confirmed yet, the trustees made it clear that they would consider it a welcome addition to Homewood. Even Village President Richard Hofeld, who has often referenced his preference of ice cream to alcohol, thinks so. “I think it will add a new dimension to the downtown for shopping and I think it will be a very nice business to have in town,” Hofeld said. However, some of our readers have commented on their disapproval of the new liquor store. "I was still very …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Homewood Village Board agreed to draft an ordinance creating a new liquor license to cater to an up-and-coming downtown craft beer and boutique wine shop.
Homewood is one step closer to getting a new craft beer and boutique wine store, after village trustees Tuesday voted in favor of drafting an ordinance to create a new liquor license catered to the potential shop. Ron Khalaf, owner of Vino e Birra in La Grange and former owner of the now-closed Barley and Hopps in Glenwood, was present during Tuesday night’s board meeting to present his concept. Khalaf said he has 20 years' experience in the liquor business and has been working closely with the village for over six months to determine a location for his new store, tentatively named Grapes and Grain Company. “I’m not coming to Homewood to open another liquor store,” Khalaf said. “It’s going to be a very classy place.” According to Khalaf, …
Monday, May 21, 2012
A preview of what's coming up this week.
YOU CAN FIND MOST OF THESE EVENTS AND POST YOUR OWN ON OUR PATCH CALENDAR When/where? 7:30 p.m. at Homewood Village Hall Discussion of a liquor license for a potential new craft beer and wine store is on the agenda for Tuesday night's meeting. When/where? All day at Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School When/where? 7 a.m. at the Egg & I Business networking at its best! We get more done by 8:30 AM than most people get done all day! When/where? 6 p.m. at The Great American Bagel Art students from H-F showcase their artwork in a community setting. When/where? 5 p.m. at Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery Please help Coldwell Banker raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House of Chicagoland. All are welcome to this event. Tickets are $25 …
Monday, April 30, 2012
A look at what's coming up this week.
YOU CAN FIND MOST OF THESE EVENTS AND POST YOUR OWN ON OUR PATCH CALENDAR When/where? 4:30 p.m. at Homewood Public Library Children will act out a story every week by reading from a script. No memorizing necessary. Each story will be videotaped and presented at the last session for family and friends. Registration is required. For grades 3 thru 6. When/where? 7 p.m. at Slim Cafe Weight Loss Business Building Center, Come and join us on Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm for a Taste of Wellness! We offer life-changing; life-saving gluten-free products to transform your health! We can help you get your cholesterol and diabetes under control! When/where? 7 p.m. at Prairie State College The Chicago Computer Society South Suburban Computer Club Meeting …
Monday, December 26, 2011
White Castle is testing restaurant beer sales in Indiana. Who knew folks had a hard time finding a few cold ones before they got to White Castle? A Patch Poll.
Sliders and beer — sounds like a dangerous combo in so many ways. White Castle chain is testing beer and wine sales at a restaurant in Lafayette, IN, thinking customers might like a cold beer or a glass of wine to wash down a Crave Case or two. Aside from the gastrointestinal distress this combo conjures up, aren't there enough White Castle customers showing up pre-lit already? To wit: What do you think? Would you like to see beer and wine on the menu at your local White Castle? [ Did You Know? The Southland is home to a Crave Case Hall of Famer, Dale Bemis. ]
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Frankfort Wine Styles knows the way to a woman's heart.
Sorry fellas. This is for ladies only. On Tuesday, March 15, Wine Styles in Frankfort will be hosting Vino Vixens. The event, entitled "Decadence and Divas," will offer an opportunity for participants to explore an array of wine and chocolate pairings. Instructors also will show how wines can be added to a dessert repertoire. "Our instructor will demonstrate how to combine a merlot with a chocolate mix to create a chocolate wine dessert," said Jeff Armor, owner of Wine Styles in Frankfort. "It'll be a really fun, fun night." The Vino Vixens group was "resurrected" in January as interest in the night-out event grew. While the venue has yet to be determined, Armor says the date is solid and those interested need only call the shop for …