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Dining Guide WESTMONT 2019

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Dine In - Carryout Delivery - Catering

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200 W Ogden Ave • Westmont, IL

630-796-2220

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Zazzo’s Pizza & Catering A neighborhood favorite Story and Photos by Gregg Pill When Zazzo’s chose its current Westmont location to open a second outpost, comments ranged from “Oh, really” to “I wish them luck” to the more outrageous “I think it’s jinxed.” Not only has Zazzo’s Pizza & Catering defied the odds and successfully conquered the second location expansion syndrome, it has flourished in a location that previously was home to at least five restaurants over the past 20 years. Their recipe for success – start with a successful big brother located in Darien and a pizza lineage that includes grandparents from the legendary Vito & Nick’s on South Pulaski. Create a family friendly atmosphere and loyal following. Finally, add in reasonable pricing and generous portions creating good value. All of this happens under the ever present and watchful eye of owner Dominic Barraco. Open for lunch and dinner seven days per week starting at 10 a.m. to catch the early birds, Zazzo’s also offers takeout, delivery, catering, banquet space in Westmont, patio dining, reservations, lunch buffet & specials and pizza options that will keep you satisfied whatever your preference!

There’s also a lunchtime buffet available Monday thru Friday. Winner of the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Italian food, the pasta section of Zazzo’s menu has all your Italian favorites. Lasagna arrives blanketed with a mantel of molten cheese hiding multiple sheets of pasta. Chicken Parmesan is a large breast and sided with pasta while the Spaghetti in a served with a thick meaty Bolognese sauce. Cheese Ravioli are available either as standard issue with a nice red sauce, or as Zazzo Ravioli topped with a spinach cream sauce. Tomato & Basil pasta sautés penne pasta with tomatoes, basil, garlic and olive oil. When you combine great value and great flavor, the result is a truly memorable dish. Zazzo’s Sausage & Pepper Platter is the home run. Three large links of grilled Italian sausage arrive - the charcoal aroma of grilling

hit the table as the plate was served with a nice flavor of fennel and other spices. The bright green of the al dente green peppers paints a contrasting hue adding to the picture. Sided with penne pasta with light sauce and parsley along with a cup of marinara sprinkled with parmesan, this platter is both dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow. So whether you try Zazzo’s at the Taste of Westmont, relax on their patio, cater a party, buddy up inside with family and friends, you are sure to see why Zazzo’s has been a Westmont Reader’s Choice and succeeded where others have not. – Gregg Pill

Quell your craving with Zazzo’s thin crust pizza. With a near perfect topping ratio, crispy crust and a sauce that is neither to sweet nor to bland, thin crust put Zazzo’s on the map and helped it garner this year’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Pizza. Several specialty pizzas are also available or create your own favorite from the long list of toppings and the four available sizes. Deep Dish, Sicilian and Stuffed also are available as well as a Gluten Free pizza. Zazzo’s also has slices available to thoroughly cover any pizza cravings! Lunches at Zazzo’s get special treatment with a full line-up of Lunchtime Specials for $6.90. Add a drink for a buck or the same price for fries or onion rings. Choices range from Chicken Parmesian to Burgers to Italian Beefs to Wraps and lots more.

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Reader’s Choice

Contest honors favorite Westmont restaurants The 2019 Westmont Dining Reader’s Choice Awards is a program co-sponsored by the Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau and Shaw Media. The public was able to vote for their favorite restaurants, dining experiences and food during the time period of March 13 - April 3, 2019. There were 28 categories provided to consider.

The winners were: Best Asian Cuisine China Chef Restaurant Best Bakery The Sweet & Savory Spot Best Banquet Space Zazzo’s Pizza & Catering Best BBQ Uncle Bub’s BBQ (4th year in a row) Best Breakfast Citrus Diner (3rd year in a row) Best Burger DJ’s Sport Bar and Grill (4th year in a row) Best Catering Uncle Bub’s BBQ & Catering Best Coffee Shop Brewed Awakening (4th year in a row) Best Drinking Establishment DJ’s Sports Bar and Grill (3rd year in a row) Best Family Friendly Restaurant Citrus Diner Best Fast Casual Uncle Bub’s BBQ & Catering Best Fast Food Chipotle (4th year in a row) Best Fine Dining J. Fleming’s Absolutely Delicious Best Full Service Zazzo’s Pizza & Catering

Best Ice Cream Tasty Treat (4th year in a row) Best Indian Cuisine Restaurant Shree Restaurant Best Italian Cuisine Zazzo’s Pizza & Catering Best for Live Entertainment Johnny’s Blitz Bar & Grill Best Lunch Citrus Diner Best Mexican Restaurant Las Palmas Restaurant Best for Outdoor Dining J. Flemings Absolutely Delicious (4th year in a row) Best Pizza Zazzo’s Pizza & Catering (2nd year in a row) Best Salad Citrus Diner Best Sandwich DJ’s Sports Bar and Grill (2nd year in a row) Best Seafood Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen (4th year in a row) Best Sushi Sushi House (4th year in a row) Best Video Gaming DJ’s Sports Bar & Grill (4th year in a row)

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2019 Westmont Restaurant Guide

Dear Food Fans, On behalf of the Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, our Westmont Restaurant Committee and Shaw Media, welcome to the 2019 Westmont Dining Guide! This handy and insightful dining guide features over one-hundred dining options where we can experience dining menus from all around the world right here in Westmont! Tantalize your taste buds, let this 2019 Westmont Dining Guide be your passport and guide for a delicious and exciting food journey. Take a close look at the list of 31 mouth-watering dining categories and map out your favorites and add new choices to enjoy starting today. So if you are planning a business lunch, a very special celebration, or a fun gathering of friends and family, enjoy dining around all around the world right here in Westmont today! Larry Forssberg, Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau

American Amber Café 13 N. Cass Ave............................................... (630) 515-8080 B. Restaurant (Hilton) 3500 Midwest Rd......................................... (630) 850-5525 Bakersfield Wood-Fired Grill 330 E. Ogden Ave..........................................(630) 568-3615 Citrus Diner 844 E Ogden Ave...........................................(630) 655-1840 D J’s Sports Bar & Grill 222 E Chicago Ave.........................................(630) 986-1029 Dolce’s Restaurant & Wine Bar 15 W. Quincy St............................................. (630) 663-0401 Golden Basket 2 W. Naperville Rd........................................(630) 960-0626 Grill 89 800 E. Ogden Ave......................................... (630) 570-5889 Harvest Pancake House & Grill 339 W. 63rd Street.......................................(630) 960-3895 J. Fleming’s Absolutely Delicious Restaurant & Catering 18 N. Cass Ave............................................... (630) 434-0224 Johnny’s Blitz 20 N. Cass Ave............................................... (630) 541-9015

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Major Restaurant 301 W. Ogden Ave......................................... (630) 968-1144 Margie’s Beef & Gyros 6410 S Cass Ave............................................(630) 852-3260 McDonald’s 31 E. 63rd Street........................................... (630) 969-3868 NEAT Kitchen + Bar 246 N. Cass Ave............................................(630) 568-8688 Papa Passero’s 6326 S Cass Ave............................................(630) 963-7660 Standard Market Grill 333 E. Ogden Ave.......................................... (630) 366-7040 The Fremont Bar & Grill 1115 Fairview Ave........................................... (630) 835-6791 Walsh’s Bar & Grill 202 W Naperville Rd.................................... (630) 968-5957 Westmont Restaurant 128 N Cass Ave.............................................. (630) 968-1009

Asian & Pan Pacific Sushi Nova 677 N. Cass Ave........................................... (630) 590-5006 Chinese Café 665B Pasquinelli Dr., Ste 109......................(630) 323-2329 - Continued on page 6 4 WESTMONT DINING GUIDE3 Page 5 • June 2019 6/14/19 1:57 PM


Good Children Asian Cusine 665B Pasquinelli Dr., Ste 107...................... (630) 920-1460 Oriental Seafood House 665B Pasquinelli Dr., Ste 106.................... (630) 850-9880 Yu Ton Dumplings House 665B Pasquinelli Dr., Ste 110.......................(630) 323-2329

Bagels/Sandwiches Great American Bagel 353 W. Ogden Ave........................................(630) 963-9090

Bakery Dulce David Bakery 321 W 63rd St.................................................(630) 324-6105 Jewel-Osco Bakery 4 E Ogden Ave................................................(630) 323-9885 Mariano’s Bakery 150 W 63rd St............................................... (630) 964-2254 The Sweet and Savory Spot 15 S. Cass Ave................................................(630) 442-7468

BBQ

Coffee Brewed Awakening 19 W. Quincy St..............................................(630) 852-2233 B Patisserie (Hilton) 3500 Midwest Rd......................................... (630) 850-5525 DR BEAN Coffee Company www.drbeancoffeeco.com...........................(815) 768-1269 Dunkin Donuts 121 W. Ogden Ave......................................... (630) 963-4652 Dunkin Donuts 19 W. 63rd St...................................................(630) 271-8261 Starbucks (Jewel) 4 E. Ogden Ave...............................................(630) 323-9885 Standard Market Coffee & Tea 333 E. Ogden Ave...........................................(630) 366-7042

Czech/Bohemian Bohemian Crystal Restaurant 639 Blackhawk Dr..........................................(630) 789-1981 Café De Jeanola 999 Oakmont Plaza Dr., Ste 120................. (630) 968-1144

Uncle Bub’s BBQ & Catering 132 S Cass Ave..............................................(630) 493-9000

Fast Casual

Cajun/Seafood Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen 921 Pasquinelli Drive....................................(630) 455-9846

Boston Market 101 W Ogden Ave.......................................... (630) 964-1600 Deli at 601 601 Oakmont Lane........................................(630) 325-0015

Chili Parlor/Bar

Fast Food

Bishop’s Chili of Westmont 250 N. Cass Ave.............................................(630) 852-5974

Burger King 4 W. 63rd St....................................................(630) 719-9490 McDonald’s 31 E. 63rd Street........................................... (630) 969-3868 Wendy’s 320 E. Ogden Ave...........................................(630) 323-1379

Chinese China Chef Restaurant 42 N. Cass Ave.............................................. (630) 964-9401 Chinese Ktichen 6551 S Cass Ave., Ste M.............................. (630) 968-3828 Golden Bowl 6313 Fairview Ave.........................................(630) 852-6688 Katy’s Dumpling House 665 N. Cass Ave.............................................(630) 323-9393 Yu’s Mandarin Restaurant 665A Pasquinelli Dr...................................... (630) 325-7800

Filipino Mang Juan Filipino 6118 S. Cass Ave.............................................(630) 541-3861

Hot Dogs/Gyros Jimmy’s Dog House 217 W. Ogden Ave......................................... (630) 963-8203 - Continued on page 7

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Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Dairy Queen 695 N. Cass Ave..............................................(630) 522-3187 Tasty Treat 19 S. Cass Ave............................................... (630) 968-8387

Indian Sai Saffron Chat House 6034 S. Cass Ave..........................................(630) 968-9660 Shree Indian Vegetarian Restaurant 655 N. Cass Ave..............................................(630) 655-1021

Italian Dolce’s Restaurant & Wine Bar 15 W. Quincy St............................................. (630) 663-0401 Italiamo 6232 S. Cass Ave........................................... (630) 541-8414 Papa Passero’s Pizzeria Family Restaurant 6326 S. Cass Ave...........................................(630) 963-7660 Vincitori Restaurant 14 N. Cass Ave............................................... (630) 663-9467 Zazzo’s Pizza & Catering 200 W. Ogden Ave....................................... (630) 796-2220

Japanese/Sushi Sushi House 830 E. Ogden Ave.........................................(630) 920-8948 Sushi Nova 677 N. Cass Ave........................................... (630) 590-5006

Korean Korea Garden Restaurant 204 N. Cass Ave.............................................(630) 852-1900

Lithuanian Ruta Café 6551 S. Cass Ave., Ste. L ............................. (630) 964-7882

Mexican Chipotle 300 E. Ogden Ave......................................... (630) 920-1890

Del Carmen Restaurant 214 E. Chicago St........................................... (630) 581-5272 El Pulpo 323 W. 63rd St................................................ (630) 795-1235 Las Palmas Restaurant 311 W Ogden Ave..........................................(630) 963-9999 Los Burritos Tapatios 6601 S. Cass Ave., Ste. P ............................ (630) 515-0640 Standard Tacos & Margaritas 333 E. Ogden Ave...........................................(630) 366-7041 Taqueria El Ranchito 323 W. 63rd St...............................................(630) 963-0202 Taco Bell 13 W. Ogden Ave............................................(630) 964-7738 Taco Express 1127 Fairview Ave......................................... (630) 971-0808 Taco Grill & Salsa Bar 111 W. Ogden Ave..........................................(630) 353-0964

Mexican/Middle Eastern Marmelly Restaurant 6002 S. Cass Ave. ....................................... (630) 963-0148

Microbrewery Scallywag Brewing Company 41 N. Cass Ave................................................(773) 362-4590 Whiskey Hill Brewing Company 1115 Zygmunt Circle......................................(630) 324-6613

Middle Eastern alBaraka Grill 341 Ogden Ave.............................................. (630) 881-9002 Maura’s Mediterranean Cuisine 31 N Cass Ave.................................................(630) 512-0010

Pizza Dolce’s Restaurant & Wine Bar 15 W. Quincy St............................................. (630) 663-0401 L&F Pizza 21 S. Cass Ave............................................... (630) 969-5455 Little Caesars 1111 Fairview Ave...........................................(630) 541-9087 Nancy’s Pizza 6551 S. Cass Ave. Suite O............................(630) 512-9500 - Continued on page 8

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Papa John’s 355 W. Ogden Ave.........................................(630) 968-7272 Papa Passero’s 6326 S Cass Ave............................................(630) 963-7660 Pizza Hut 17 W. Ogden Ave., Unit C .............................(630) 824-0155 Rosati’s Pizza 838 E. Ogden Ave.......................................... (630) 789-1970 Uncle Pete’s Pizza 207 N. Cass Ave............................................ (630) 963-1900 WoodGrain Neapolitan Pizzeria 19 West Ogden Ave.......................................(630) 541-9249 Zazzo’s Pizza & Catering 200 W. Ogden Ave....................................... (630) 796-2220

Polish Solty’s Deli & Meats 305 W. Ogden Ave.........................................(630) 434-9129

Sandwiches Jimmy John’s 129 W. Ogden Ave........................................(630) 435-8650 Potbelly Sandwich 19 W. Ogden Ave............................................ (630) 796-3412 Subway 822 E. Ogden Ave..........................................(630) 455-0441 Subway 357 W. Ogden Ave........................................ (630) 960-2225 Subway 6394 S. Cass Ave...........................................(630) 810-0474

Sports Bar DJ’s Sports Bar & Grill 222 E Chicago Ave.........................................(630) 986-1029 Tin Cup Grill (Hilton) 3500 Midwest Rd....................................................................... Potbelly Pub 24 N. Cass Ave...............................................(630) 512-0485 Suburbanite Bowl 201 W. Ogden Ave........................................(630) 968-2200 Uptown Tavern 12 W Burlington Ave..................................... (630) 969-4717

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Thai Baisi Thai 329 W 63rd St................................................(630) 324-6753 Mai Thai Restaurant 697 N. Cass Ave............................................ (630) 455-4298

Video Gaming Anna’s Place 15 W. Ogden Ave............................................ (331) 903-5342 Bishop’s Chili of Westmont 250 N. Cass Ave.............................................(630) 852-5974 DJ’s Sports Bar & Grill 222 E Chicago Ave.........................................(630) 986-1029 Johnny’s Blitz 20 N. Cass Ave............................................... (630) 541-9015 Las Palmas Restaurant 311 W Ogden Ave..........................................(630) 963-9999 Laura’s Café 777 - Fairview Ave. 1125 Fairview Ave..........................................(331) 903-6805 Laura’s Cafe 777 - Cass Ave. 6356 South Cass Ave...................................(331) 903-6805 Papa Passero’s 6326 S Cass Ave............................................(630) 963-7660 Penny’s Place 685 N. Cass Ave.............................................(630) 481-4184 Potbelly Pub 24 N. Cass Ave...............................................(630) 512-0485 Stella’s Place 834 E. Ogden Ave.........................................(630) 426-6994 Uncle Bub’s BBQ & Catering 132 S Cass Ave..............................................(630) 493-9000 Uptown Tavern 12 W Burlington Ave..................................... (630) 969-4717 Walsh’s Bar & Grill 202 W Naperville Rd.................................... (630) 968-5957

Wine & Small Plates Dolce’s Restaurant & Wine Bar 15 W. Quincy St............................................. (630) 663-0401 The CUBE at Standard Market 333 E. Ogden Ave.......................................... (630) 366-7030

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Ruta Restaurant A taste of Europe

Ruta Café & Restaurant serves traditional Lithuanian fare. The red beet salad is a solid choice to start your meal. Herring, a Lithuanian staple, is served in generous portions with garnishes, including roasted potatoes, beet salad, pickled onions, tomatoes, dill and scallions. Hearty Eastern-European style soups include the cold beet soup, and a rotating selection of daily soups. The dense, dark seedless rye compliments the soup perfectly. Chicken and pork are menu staples and available in many combinations. Kabob or cutlet, sauced, breaded or both – there is an option for most diners. Potatoes are also featured prominently. The cepelinai, or zeppelin dumplings, combine grated and riced potatoes to form a smooth puree. Hand flattened and filled with Photos by pork mixture, they are rounded into mini football shapes Bill Ackerman (zeppelins), then boiled. Topped with warm bacon and onion, this dish is found at the center of most Lithuanian tables. Potato pancakes arrive sizzling hot, the outside crust golden, the inside, creamy smooth. Desserts are beautifully presented often with fruit, sauce and a powdered sugar garnish. Dishes are reasonably priced and often provide the next day’s meal as well. Inside, Ruta is bright and cheery. Tables are decorated with fresh-cut flowers, and easily joined to create formal dining for large parties. Stop in for lunch, dinner, coffee and dessert, or carryout. Now serving wine and beer with dine-in orders

Homemade European Lithuanian Cuisine

Dining • Carryout Catering • Banquets

Special Occasion Menus for Private Parties

Baked Goods • Fresh Deli Counter Shipping Available NEW

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Kingery Hwy

(Falcon Plaza)

63rd St. Cass Ave.

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Citrus Diner

Fresh flavors for breakfast or lunch Citrus Diner offers a freshly satisfying dining experience in an upbeat setting. Bright white walls decorated with art and festive sayings celebrate healthful ingredients and lifestyles. Living up to the juicy promise of its name, Citrus Diner delivers fresh, healthful ingredients in recipes that pop with flavor. The freshly squeezed orange juice alone is worth the trip. The plethora of breakfast options includes omelets, Benedicts, egg specialties, skillets, French toast, pancakes, waffles, and their popular breakfast sandwiches. The newest sandwich, the Avocado Smash, is served on 9-grain whole wheat bread, and features a poached egg, fresh spinach, tomato, and avocado. Other healthy breakfasts are oatmeal, and the high-protein Marathon— Greek yogurt with figs and walnuts, sweetened with honey and seasoned with cinnamon. Served in a bowl, the Marathon comes with a toasted English muffin. Add real maple syrup to your breakfast for a sweet finish. Egg dishes are made with organic eggs, and egg-white only options are available at no charge. Also, those who go gluten-free will never sacrifice taste, as the Citrus Diner boasts gluten free options for breads and pancakes, so everyone can enjoy a full array of delicious breakfast options. For lunch, enjoy a salad, sandwich, or a bowl of the Nearly World Famous Tortilla Soup, topped with shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes and tortilla strips With its generously portioned and delicious dishes, patient and attentive wait staff, and a delicious cup of organic, fresh roasted coffee; a trip to Citrus Diner is a must. The diner serves breakfast and lunch until 2:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday

Breakfast | Lunch | Catering | Family Owned

2019 READERS CHOICE

Best Breakfast Best Family Friendly Best Lunch Best Salad Put some

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844 E. Ogden Avenue | Westmont 7 Days a Week - 7am to 2:30pm 630-655-1840 | CitrusDiner.com

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NEAT Kitchen + Bar For friends, family and phenomenal food An evening out with family or friends is always special. It’s even better when you spend it at Neat Kitchen + Bar in Westmont, where Friday Happy Hour from 3 until 7 p.m. is jam-packed with a lot of fun along with tasty appetizer specials and refreshing drink deals. “Any day is a great time to come out with your buddies, on a date, with colleagues or family,” owner Matt Verde said. “We try to make it appealing to all.” Neat has specials every weekday. Beer specials and trivia night on Monday, tacos for $2 on Tuesday, half price wine night on Wednesdays, craft cocktail specials on Thursdays. Whether you’re looking for a place to meet for a drink, to have lunch with a friend or co-worker or to enjoy dinner and an evening of conversation and laughter, you can find it at Neat. “We’re a scratch kitchen,” Verde said. “We make our soups daily and we have some great burgers.” The signature burger is the Neat Burger with cheddar, crispy shallots, fried duck egg and house mayo. “We have great tacos and all of our salsas and slaws are made in-house,” Verde said. “We’ve got some great salads, one of our most popular is the Neat Cobb Salad. We have dinner entrees as well, our short rib is great and comes with a parsnip puree, roasted mushrooms and a black pepper porter demi-glaze that’s to die for.” The large beer, wine and cocktail menu features a great variety including the Neat Old Fashioned and Neat Manhattan. Located at 246 N. Cass Avenue, Neat also has outdoor dining options. Open at 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 11:30 a.m. – midnight Thursday-Saturday. Closed Sunday except for Private Events.

Neat Kitchen + Bar is a unique and inviting neighborhood spot in the western suburbs. We have a new look and feel that is ideal for lunch, dinner, private events or just socializing with friends. Our menu offers an array of comfortable favorites with uplifting spins on classics like salads, burgers and tacos.

Great Selection of Craft Beer! Original craft cocktails Wines that are hidden gems by the glass and by the bottle 150 Whiskeys to choose from Neat Kitchen + Bar Suburban Life WestmontDining_062719.indd 11

246 N. Cass Avenue www.neatkitchenandbar.com

630-541-9657

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SUSHI-NOVA

Flavorful fresh food for the whole family Quality is the most important thing at Sushi-Nova in Westmont. All fish is delivered fresh, every day. And chefs take special care to make certain every item is meticulously prepared, ensuring each bite is a pleasure for diners – as beautiful to look at as it is delicious to eat. The popular Fire Dragon Roll combines crunchy Shrimp tempura with cream cheese, tops it with salmon and white tuna, and then bakes it with a special sauce Prefer more heat? Try the Angry Dragon Roll, turned up a notch with spicy crab, avocado and eel sauce. Or experience the fusion of sweet and savory with the Mango Tango Roll, which boats fresh mango and sweet mango sauce to complement the crunchy shrimp tempura, and tops the whole thing with a delicious lobster salad. Photos by Bill Ackerman Sushi-Nova has something for everyone, so even if fresh seafood isn’t your favorite, enjoy one of the many cooked options including traditional Japanese teriyaki entrees and fried rice options, as well as two styles of popular Japanese Udon noodle bowls, a hearty treat anytime of day. Sushi-Nova is a great family destination, with a kids menu that boats Japanese Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Gyoza, (pot stickers) and Shrimp Shumai (steamed dumplings). Serving quality food and making their customers happy is the highest honor for owners Jeff Chen and Angela Liang. Stop in to enjoy a meal in the dining room, or serve it at home to friends and family with a party tray and other catering options.

D I N E - I N • TA K E O U T • C AT E R I N G

W W W . S U S H I N O VA I L . C O M 677 N Cass Ave Westmont, IL 60559

TEL: 630.590.5006

Dinner Hour: Lunch Hour: Mon - Fri: 11:00am - 3:00pm Mon -Thur: 4:30pm - 9:30pm Fri: 4:30pm - 10:30pm Sat: 11:00am - 10:30pm Sun: 12:00pm - 9:30pm

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ItaliAmo

“Food made with love” That’s been the mantra of the owners and staff of ItaliAmo, comprised of members of the Agate and Indelicato families, who are driven by a passion for what they do and the authenticity of their recipes. Chef Frances Agate and her son, chef Vincenzo Indelicato, have developed their menu from family recipes, and the OASI restaurant in Italy, where Vincenzo trained before the family came to America two years ago. Frances’ husband Elio is the primary pizza chef, while daughters Eliana and Rosmary greet customers with a smile and explain the menu. A wide array of traditional, fresh Italian cuisine awaits – from freshly made pastas and homemade sauces, to the paninis, calzones, salads, and appetizers that fill the menu. New this year, are a half dozen seafood dishes including Linguine Allo Scoglio, served with clams, mussels, and shrimp in white wine sause with exgtra virgin olive oil. Classic pizzas always are available, along with changing pizza specials with contemporary flair. Drive-thru, carryout and catering options are available. ItaliAmo’s staff also offers personalized ideas for your event, upon request. During the Christmas season, ItaliAmo was honored to cater many local family dinners. The family delighted to see so many people enjoying authentic Italian cuisine with their loved ones. Open seven days a week, ItaliAmo’s quality and dedication to customer satisfaction are sure to make your party or event exceptional. Experience ItaliAmo’s welcoming vibe, great customer service, and of course, delicious Italian food.

Our family owned business specializes in making authentic Italian food. We use high quality and fresh ingredients to give our customers a homemade style meal. 6232 S. Cass Avenue Westmont, IL 60559 • 630-541-8414

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Drive-Thru - Carry-Out - Delivery - Catering

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Johnny’s Blitz Great games and great food Gaming has been taken to a different level at Johnny’s with its private game room featuring five machines and Chicago-themed décor offering players an environment that’s beyond compare. “Every bar has machines exposed, but what distinguishes us from those other guys is our private setting,” owner John Dasoqi said. “And you can enjoy one of our many signature cocktails or drinks while you play”. And there are certainly many great drink and food choices at Johnny’s. Great craft beers, featuring local breweries and favorites from around the country, are always available. Amazingly, as creative as some of the names of the sandwiches maybe, they taste even better, including the “Moo, Moo, I love you,” burger and “The Jay Cutlet” chicken sandwich which reminds Bears fans that he may have let you down, but Johnny’s 8-oz. chicken breast will make you feel like a SuperBowl champion. There are also salads, lots of appetizers –including Johnny’s amazing wings – as well as the vegetarian option, The Almost Impossible Burger, which you wouldn’t know was meatless, if you didn’t read it here or on the menu first. Now that you know you can quench your thirst, fill your belly and scratch your gambling itch at Johnny’s, what’s left? How about live entertainment? Johnny’s features a wide variety of live music, concentrating on Blues and open mic nights several nights a week that provides Westmont with its own Chicago-like music venue without the drive into the city. Check out our Events tab on our Facebook page for a complete list of scheduled entertainment. “We have a lot of craft beers that are always rotating, and with our massive doors, allowing for open air dining, we can bring the outside in,“ Dasoqi said. It’s a Chicago feel, always clean and always inviting. “

Johnny’s Blitz Bar & Grill 20 N. Cass Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559 630–541–9015

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VISIT OUR PRIVATE GAMING AREA!

Large selection of Craft Beers and Cocktails sports bar - gourmet burgers - vegan dishes www.johnnysblitz.com

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Maura’s Mediterraneam

Taste the heart and soul of the region Set in the heart of downtown Westmont, Maura’s Mediterranean Cuisine has established a loyal following. As the menu and awning proclaims, “Falafel – Hummus – Shawarma – Kabob” is the heart and soul of Maura’s. It’s also the heart and soul of Mediterranean cuisine worldwide, and Maura’s is a fine representation. Falafel, a Mediterranean staple, is a family favorite. Chickpeas, parsley, garlic, onions and spices are shaped into orbs and then deep fried. Served with tahini sauce for dipping, falafel also is available as a sandwich wrapped in pita bread and layered with tomato, pickle, cucumber, parsley, mint leaves and hummus. Maura’s baba ghanoush is available in two equally delicious versions, served with addictively seasoned pita chips – prepped for maximum dipping – or soft pita bread. Fatoush is a bite-sized chop of ice cold lettuce, topped with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions and Maura’s own salad dressing. Toasted pita chips add a nice crunch as a substitute for croutons. Tabbouleh offers parsley, tomatoes, onions and cracked wheat are tossed with olive oil, lemon and seasonings.

Photos by Gregg Pill

Maura’s sandwich selection is heavily influenced by shawarma. Seasoned and grilled meats, similar to a gyro, are sliced thin and served in a pita wrap. Choose from chicken or a lamb and beef combination. Add in pickles, tomatoes and a sauce. If you are really hungry or in the mood for sharing, Maura’s mixed grill is a perfect choice. The menu version includes a chicken tawook kabob, a shish kabob and a kofta kabob on a massive platter with rice and a few grilled veggies. The chicken kabob is marinated, seasoned and grilled, while the shish kabob is beautifully seasoned cubes of lamb.

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Maura’s Mediterranean Cuisine www.mauraswestmont.com

630-512-0010

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The Fremont Bar & Grill For those who like great food

Great food, cozy-family friendly atmosphere, great service, cold beer, drinks, and cool games. To top it, plenty of TVs and two big screens for all those sporting and entertainment events. That’s what on tap at the Fremont Bar and Grill. And those burgers. Try any of the Fremont’s creative burger options made from three premium cuts of beef and all ½ -pound patties. For those bacon lovers, prepare for The Fremont Bar & Grill newest menu item, the new 50/50 Bacon Burger. That is 50 percent bacon and 50 percent ground beef in the ½ pound patty. There is something to say about that marinade, an original recipe created by the owners. It is used in many entrees including the popular pulled pork sandwich and the Cuban sandwich which prior to cooking, the premium cuts are marinated for days giving the cuts a tender, distinct flavor. The Fremont sauce is another original recipe. This mayonnaise-based sauce offers a flavorful kick to a variety of delicious menu items and definitely popular with the My Way Sandwich and Turkey Ham Club. It also makes a fantastic dipping sauce for fries. Dinner and lunch, The Fremont Bar & Grill offers an array of options. On the lighter side, popular entrees include the grilled salmon over a bed of seasoned orzo and the Two-Day Marinated Chicken Breast which marinates for a couple days in the Fremont’s original famed marinade. Chicken entrees are always fresh, never frozen. Along with that, add an ice-cold beer or drink from the bar. There is always a menu item on special every day at The Fremont Bar & Grill. Visit the Fremont on Sunday-Funday when all beverage options are half price. Also, inquire about group events and catering.

Westmont’s Friendliest Neighborhood Bar & Grill Greatt Food, GGreat reat Friends Friends & Cold Beer B

Serving Craft Beers - 18 Beers on Tap

Burgers- Sandwiches - Salads - Wraps & More Try our 50/50 Bacon Burger! Check out our Daily Specials Order with Uber • Grub Hub • Catering Karaoke Every Thursday and Friday Night Tired of basic Trivia? Try Battle Trivia!

Fremont Bar and Grill

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Sushi House

Beautiful food and taste unrivaled

Located just down the road from the Oak Brook Shopping Center, it’s the perfect respite after a long day of shopping, a stop as part of a beautiful date night, or just for fun. Start with a traditional sake. Just ask the manager, Heidi for a recommendation – it won’t disappoint. Next choose from the brilliant and beautiful items on the Sushi House menu. A perennial award winner in nearly every reader’s choice vote, the restaurant has earned its reputation with a flawless mix of sushi, sashimi, rolls and cooked foods. The Raw Power Roll wraps spicy tuna, cilantro and avocado in rice and is topped with black tobiko or flying fish roe. Artistically plated, it is as good-looking as it is good tasting. Or perhaps try an assortment platter of nigirizushi and makmona rolls, offering a mix of taste and texture that’s sure to please. Prefer a hot dish? The Westmont location has an awardwinning back kitchen led by a chef from Beijing who creates cooked dishes that are out of this world!  Try the Mango Shrimp, or ask your server for her top choice. You can’t go wrong.

Photos by Bill Ackerman

The Westmont location is the original Sushi House restaurant, and it opened in the mid-’90s by Diana—who is still in charge! Heidi, Katy, Lynn, and Sophia (along with Chef Felix) will make you feel welcome and relaxed.  And if you are looking to host a group, inquire about the Cha Za room for your next special occasion. It’s stunning and will really elevate your evening.

2019 Readers Choice Award:

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Walsh’s Bar & Grill A sandwich like no other By GREGG PILL - editorial@mysuburbanlife.com I visit area restaurants several times before completing an article, looking for ambiance, service, self-correcting flaws, history and, most of all, food quality. Walsh’s Bar & Grill offers a unique combination of all those things. Built more than 100 years ago in the midst of farmland, it was a short walk from the fledgling railroad line. The rail stop, which originally opened for the shipment of bricks into Chicago after the devastating Great Chicago Fire, ushered in the Whiskey Hill era, with bars and brothels dotting the area. Walsh’s was both – with separate quarters for each of the overlapping businesses. Home to a mob hit in the 1930s, the building has stories as colorful as the regulars who call Walsh’s home. Owners Tim and Julianne Walsh took over George’s Bar in 1998, renamed it Walsh’s and are now entering their 21st year of serving the community. Open seven days a week, Walsh’s offers a full selection of adult beverages along with video gaming. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., with cold sandwiches and pizza available during all hours. The signature sandwich at Walsh’s is the Hot Pocket. Start with a flour tortilla, then choose from more than a dozen fillings, as well as a half dozen sauces and condiments. The rectangular wrap is placed on the flattop, weighted down and grilled until golden brown. The unique sandwich benefits from customization. Patrons mix and match sauces [two are included] for the inside and for dipping. If these walls could talk, the stories could go on forever. Take a close look amid the memorabilia and you’ll find a few gems. And encourage Tim to share a few stories over a bowl of White Chicken Chili, so that in another 100 years, any walls that talk might mention you.

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WALSH’S Bar & Grill

202 W. Naperville Road, Westmont 3 blocks S. of Ogden Ave, 3 blocks W. of Cass Ave, Westmont

(630) 968-5957 A Neighborhood Favorite for 20+ years!

Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am - 1am Fri-Sat 11 am - 2am Grill Hours: 11am - 10pm Daily

Home of the unique “Pocket Sandwich”

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Tasty Treat Scooping up more than ice cream While most businesses owners say they cater to their customers, that saying may be especially true at Westmont’s Tasty Treat. Since Tina Kasson purchased the building that houses Tasty Treat — she operated a tavern at the site before turning it into an ice cream shop in 1999 — it’s been much more than just a typical ice cream joint. Instead, she said it’s a hangout that attracts people from across the Chicago area. “It’s all word of mouth,” she said. “One person tells someone, then they tell someone. Now we get people who come here all the way from Indiana just to get ice cream.” On weekends, families are often lined up waiting to get inside. The ice cream costs about $2.20 per scoop and they only serve Wilmette-based Homer’s Ice Cream, which Kasson said is the best, all-natural ice cream available. She said buses of people also come in for the ice cream, some as far away as Franklin Park. Since Kasson also owns the building next door that houses L&F Pizza, people sometimes tailgate in the parking lot after events, football games, school plays and other activities. The shop is usually open until 11 p.m., and sometimes even later. “One time, we closed up and went to Jewel to shop before they closed at midnight,” Kasson said. “We came back here to drop off stuff and there were people waiting outside, asking us if we could open and have some ice cream, so we did. “It’s things like that that set us apart from other places,” she said. “And I think our customers see that.” -Dave Heitz

Tasty Treat • ICE CREAM PARLOR •

Since 1999

Great little old time ice cream parlor. The couple working are very friendly and always seem happy to see you. They are a local gem.

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J. Fleming’s Absolutely Delicious A melting pot of flavors At J. Fleming’s Absolutely Delicious, the diversity of the menu and specials are all lovingly crafted by Executive Chef John Fleming to reflect the American melting pot of different cultures and tastes. Appetizers include crab cakes dressed with celery root slaw and a red pepper remoulade, as well as coconut shrimp with a Napa cabbage slaw and plum chili sauce. The baked French onion soup is always fulfilling. Caramelized onions combined with hearty beef stock, form the perfect base for the rich mantel of cheese and the crisp garlic crostini. Sandwiches include the selection that put them on the map – the Cuban. Thin-sliced roast pork pairs with spicy capicola and is topped with Swiss, Mojo sauce, tomatoes, onions and a pickle slice before being griddled on sturdy Tuscan style bread. Dinner options are numerous, spanning the sea of cultures that is America. Campanelli Romesco features bell shaped pasta with a ruffled edge, so as to hold the tomato and Romano cream sauce. Grilled pork chops are prepared bone-in for flavor, with a light lingonberry glaze and spätzle, pan browned with fresh herbs and nutmeg. Grilled Squash Roulade features zucchini and yellow squash slices topped with four cheeses, pine nuts and fresh basil, served with sautéed spinach, grilled portabellas, and fresh marinara sauce. Desserts include a tart of sweet, dark cherries wrapped in piecrust, baked to a flakey golden brown and plated with ice cream. Bread pudding always is available and several versions of tiramisu work their way onto the specials list. Open for lunch and dinner, and an extensive weekend brunch. Enjoy live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays.

Chef John Fleming has over 30 years experience in the restaurant business. He believes America is a melting pot of many different cultures …. and he has sculpted J. Fleming’s Absolutely Delicious with an American theme. Absolutely Delicious features a comfortable indoor setting, private room available, and a comfortable outside patio when weather permits.

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DJ’s Sports Bar & Grill Keeping The Neighborhood Bar Tradition Alive DJ’s Sports Bar and Grill has been a neighborhood fixture for more than 25 years. As DJ’s has won the Westmont Reader’s Choice award for Best Burger 4 years in a row, expectations run high. Burgers are half pound, lightly seasoned, char grilled on a toasted brioche, or gluten-free bun. With your choice of cheese and a thick tomato slice, it’s worth returning for. So is the Deep Fried Hotdog, chosen as the best in the area this year, as well. Begin with made-to-order tortilla chips, hot, crispy, and perfect for dipping in cheese sauce or salsa. Or, go all in with the nachos. A mountain of fresh-made chips topped with nacho cheese sauce, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, salsa and sour cream. Finish it with chili, grilled chicken breast or steak. Speaking of steak, The New York Strip steak sandwich is bedded on a lightly toasted roll with a touch of garlic butter, and topped with melted Swiss, grilled onions and sautéed mushrooms. Sides are often an afterthought, but not so at DJ’s. Fresh-cut fries, fresh- cut chips, Cole slaw or onion rings all are winners. DJ’s also was honored by the community as the best sports bar and best video gaming experience in the area, speaking to the experience, as well as the food. The unique interior stems from the building’s history as a 1917 family home at the corner of Chicago Avenue and Blackhawk Drive. Each owner converted a bit more home into a bit more bar, and 100 years later, it’s a community favorite for food, friends, and a great game. Catch the Blackhawks or your favorite team and enjoy an evening with friends, at DJ’s.

Great Food | Daily Drink Specials | Dine in or Carry Out Full Bar | Craft Beer Selection Video Poker & Slots | Live Trivia 12 TV’s | Golden Tee | Darts Free Wi-Fi | Outdoor patio BAR HOURS: Sunday - Thursday 10:00AM-1:00AM | Friday & Saturday 10:00AM-2:00AM GRILL HOURS: DAILY 11:00AM - 11:00PM SM-CL1664529

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Del Carmen

Traditional Mexican and more Traditional Mexican dishes may be the norm, but it’s the specialties – and the smiles - that keep people coming back to Del Carmen Restaurant, now with a carry-out, delivery and catering location, in Westmont. For owners Carmen and Hugo Blanco, fresh, cooked-toorder cuisine that features the best quality ingredients is just the start. Growing up, Hugo dreamed of owning a restaurant and was inspired by his family’s recipes. Executive Chef Pedro Hernandez, a native of Pueblo, Mexico, utilizes his extensive experience creating delicious Mexican and Southwestern dishes from family recipes to build a delectable offering. Freshly prepared classics such as tacos, burritos, tortas, and tostadas line the menu, but some of the specialty items are certainly worth exploring, too. Featured dishes such as the Camarones al Ajillo – shrimp sautéed with garlic and mild guajillo peppers are sure to please, while the Tres Amigos – a New York Strip steak, grilled chicken breast and shrimp served with rice, beans and tortillas is bound to fill any appetite.

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Uncle Bub’s

Blends BBQ and comfort food Uncle Bub’s playful interior contrasts its serious approach to BBQ. Trophies from competitions around the country prove its authenticity and taste, while diners can enjoy video gaming, something new at Uncle Bub’s, while they share a cold drink with friends and await their delicious meal. Southern Nachos are smothered in chili, cheese, jalapeños, salsa and sour cream, with an added extra, pulled pork. The Onion Blossom is tart, crunchy and virtually grease-free, ready to dip into homemade buttermilk ranch. Hearty and flavorful homemade soups rotate daily. Dinner salads come topped with grilled chicken breast, pulled pork or smoked turkey breast. All meats are hand-rubbed and hardwood smoked on the premises. Uncle Bub’s specialty, pulled pork, shows up in many ways, from a quesadilla with fresh pico de gallo, to a burger topping. Other options include a house-made hot link, brisket smoked for 12 hours. Baby back ribs are available daily; other ribs are on weekly or monthly rotation. Specials include Wednesday’s Cherry Wood Smoked Ham, Thursday’s whole roasted pig. The Sampler is perfect for sharing and includes five meats, corn bread and two sides. In addition to their traditional sauces, Uncle Bub’s offers White Wash, an Alabama sauce often paired with chicken, and Bold & Gold, a South Carolina mustard-sauce. Sides include fresh-cut regular and sweet potato fries. Potato salad, Cole slaw and beans are from family recipes. Desserts include bread pudding, cobbler, chocolate cake, and berry crisps.

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