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3-course fixed-price food-tastic dinners and other specials! At these participating restaurants: Amelia’s Good Food and Drink 7330 Harrison St., Forest Park

Burger Boss 7512 W North Ave, Elmwood Park

Delia’s Kitchen 1034 W. Lake St., Oak Park

Khyber Pass 1031 Lake St., Oak Park

Molly Malone’s 7652 Madison St., Forest Park

Starship Restaurant 7618 Madison St., Forest Park

Aripo’s Venezuelan Arepa House 118 N. Marion St., Oak Park

Buzz Cafe 905 S. Lombard Ave., Oak Park

Eastgate Cafe 102 Harrison St., Oak Park

Kinderhook Tap 800 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park

New Rebozo 1116 Madison St., Oak Park

Sushi House 1107 Lake St., Oak Park

Autre Monde 6727 W Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn

Chara 733 Lake St., Oak Park

Erik’s Deli 107 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park

Klay Oven 734 Lake St., Oak Park

Old School Tavern & Grill 201 Des plaines Ave., Forest Park

Taste of Brasil 906 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park

Avenue Ale House 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park

Chalk 7414 W. Madison St., Forest Park

Eyrie 128 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park

La Lupita 6539 Cermak Rd., Berwyn

Paisan’s Pizza 3720 Grand Blvd, Brookfield

Trattoria 225 225 Harrison St., Oak Park

Barclay’s American Grille 1120 Pleasant St., Oak Park

Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles 543 Madison St., Oak Park

Falafill 1053 Lake St., Oak Park

Lake Street Kitchen & Bar 1101 Lake St., Oak Park

Piggyback Tavern 410 Circle Ave., Forest Park

Winberie’s 151 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park

Big Corner Tavern 8405 W Cermak Rd, North Riverside

Cold Stone Creamery 134 N. Marion St., Oak Park

Francesca’s Fiore 7407 Madison St., Forest Park

Lou Malnati’s 1038 Lake St., Oak Park

Poor Phil’s 139 S. Marion St., Oak Park

Wishbone 6906 Windsor Ave, Berwyn

Big Guys Sausage 7021 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn

Counter Coffee 7324 Madison St., Forest Park

Hemmingway’s Bistro 211 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park

Madison Park Kitchen 7525 Madison St, Forest Park

Salerno’s Pizza & Pasta 7128 Roosevelt Rd., Oak Park

Blue Max 26 Lathrop Ave, Forest Park

Cucina Paradiso 814 North Blvd., Oak Park

Jerusalem Cafe 1030 Lake St., Oak Park

Mancini’s 1111 Lake St., Oak Park

SereniTea 1046 Pleasant St, Oak Park

Bodhi Thai 6211 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn

Danny’s Deli 1419 N 15th Ave, Melrose Park

Juice Joint 7900 Madison St., River Forest

Margarita’s 804 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park

Skrine Chops 7230 Madison St., Forest Park

Find a complete list of participating restaurants at


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Restaurants and Business Associations Collaborate on Foodie Fest 2014


hen we first began to plan Foodie Fest, a two-week celebration of dining and restaurants in the Oak Park area, we set some goals.

photo credit: Chicago Photo Press

“Maybe we’ll get ten,” one of my colleagues said hopefully, as we wondered how many area restaurants would participate. I had been hoping for thirty and started to wonder if maybe I was being unrealistic or naïve or both.

Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Cathy Yen

I need not have worried. With 52 restaurants participating as of this writing, Foodie Fest 2014 already exceeds our expectations. We are delighted with the number of restaurants offering specials, the diversity of offerings and the many communities represented. By bringing together various business associations, communities and business owners, we’ve created an event that has resonated. The idea for Foodie Fest came during a meeting between the Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Oak Park (DTOP) late last year. Max Austin-Williams and I were synching our organizations’ event calendars for 2014 and noticed a quiet period in February. Inspired by the “Restaurant Week” events held in Chicago and other major cities around this time, we began to

sketch out our own Oak Park-area version. We knew we were onto something when two local restaurant owners enthusiastically embraced the idea. Chamber members and restaurateurs Jose Rodriguez, owner of Aripo’s Venezuelan Arepa House and Paul McKenna, co-owner of Starship Restaurant and Catering in Forest Park have been instrumental in helping us design an event that fits the needs of our customers – the restaurants.

We are especially grateful to Forest Agency Insurance for sponsoring Foodie Fest and underwriting our printing costs and to the Wednesday Journal for donating design services and advertising. Now, with 52 restaurants to visit in just two weeks, let’s eat!

One of the key elements of Foodie Fest is its low cost. Restaurants can participate for free and diners simply have to visit the restaurants. The Chamber is facilitating and relying on social media and partnerships with the local business districts to promote the event. The collaborations across communities and business districts have been significant and exciting to see. Our volunteer team boasts marketing gurus Emily Sjostrom from Visit Oak Park, Marc Stopeck from the Wednesday Journal, Shanon Williams, Marketing Director of Downtown Oak Park and Sarah Corbin from We appreciate these local experts as well as their organizations which donated significant time to launching Foodie Fest 2014.

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Lunch - $10 Any lunch special plus desert and soft drink

Three-course Dinner - $20 1. choose one of the following Appetizers: Fried Calamari Fried Ravioli Baked Clams Bruschetta Sauteed mussels 2. choose one of the following entrees*: Homemade Gnocchi in a lamb ragu Lasagna spinach or meat Lobster Ravioli Chicken Tetrazzini Linguini Pescatore Chicken Boscaiola


SEE DOUBLE wiTh ThE BOSS! Come in on February 17th-March 4th for Foodie Fest 2014, because burgers and fries are twice as nice. Two single patty burgers, two orders of fries, one nice price, $10!

TwO SingLE PaTTy BUrgErS & TwO OrDErS OF FriES


*Offer valid February 17-March 4th 2014 only. The addition of cheese and premium toppings or brioche bun substitution available for an extra charge. Limit two burgers per visit. Please present this coupon at time of order. Offer not valid without coupon.

*all entrees are served with soup or salad

3. choose Any Desert

Come in and enjoy Mancini's Pizza and Pasta in Oak Park where we have roots, unlike others that have branches. 1111 Lake Street | Downtown Oak Park 708.445.9700 | Hours: 11 am - 11 pm every day



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An Oak Park Tradition


Farm to Table, Scratch Made, American Food

Foodie Fest Fixed-Price Menu $30

Course 1: Choice of Mixed Green Salad or Soup

Foodie Fest Specials

$20 Prix Fixe

$30 Prix Fixe

First Course - Choose a Starter - Cup of Soup - Petite Salad Second Course - Choose an Entrée - Cajun Macaroni & Cheese - Classic Meatloaf - Alsatian Chicken Salad Third Course - Choose a Dessert - Chocolate Almond Cake - Chilled Wine Poached Pear

First Course - Choose a Starter - Roasted Beets - Bruschetta - Dynamite Sticks Second Course - Choose an Entrée - Cedar Planked Salmon - Steak Frites - Jamaican Pork Third Course - Choose a Dessert - Chocolate Almond Cake - Chilled Wine Poached Pear

We offer two levels, both will be available at Lunch and Dinner

Course 2: Choice of Chicken & Dumplings/Seafood Jambalaya/ Mushroom Cavatappi Course 3: Choice of House made desserts Craft Beer, Small Batch Spirits, & Eclectic Wine

Make your reservations today!

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RESTAURANT & BAR 151 N. Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park • 708/386-2600

7330 Harrison, Forest Park (Circle & Harrison) 708-366-6633 •

Mon–Thurs: 4-11pm, Fri: 11:30am-midnight, Sat: 7am-midnight, Sun: 8am–11pm

Starship Restaurant & Catering

7618 Madison, Forest Park 708.771.3016 •

Foodie Fest 2014 Menu

tuesday February 18 through tuesday March 4 $20 Per Person, 3 Courses

$10 Per Person Menu

1. CHOOSE ONE APPETIZER shrimp Fricassee shrimp & Grits Crab Cake Harvest Cake

CHOOSE ONE ENTREE n.C. style BBQ Pork Plate Blackened Chicken Grilled Mango Chicken Wishbone Black Bean Cakes

2. HOUSE SALAD with choice of salad dressing


3. CHOOSE ONE ENTREE Blackened Catfish smoked Beef Brisket Buttermilk Fried Chicken Hoe Cake with Grilled Vegetable Herb Crusted tilapia with spicy shrimp

@WishboneChicago @WishboneBerwyn


6908 Windsor Ave, Berwyn | | 708.749.8095

$10 Lunch Deal: 1/2 Gourmet Sandwich - your choice! Features Starship's Famous Soup! Small Soup (4 kinds made fresh daily - call 708.366.SOUP for today's selection) Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce (or similar dessert) not valid with any other offers • expires 3/4/14


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A Diner’s Guide to Foodie Fest Visit to see all of the special deals

Foodie Fest Specials





• Cup of Homemade Seasonal Soup • Side Salad with House Balsamic Vinaigrette • Slider Trio of Buzz Cafe favorites--BLT, Organic Chicken Salad, Veggie Delight served with seasonal side of the day

• Cup of Homemade Seasonal Soup • Homemade hummus, Veggie & Pita platter • Organic, grass-fed, locally grown Classic Cheeseburger served with seasonal side of the day • Homemade Classic Whoopie Pie

Foodie Fest is our local version of “Restaurant Week.” The idea is simple: restaurants offer a three-course meal at a discounted fixed price to give diners an incentive to come in and try them out. You don’t have to carry a card or coupon. Just visit one of the participating restaurants and as for the Foodie Fest special. Most are priced at $10, $20 or $30 depending on the kind of restaurant and their menu. The 52 participating restaurants and their Foodie fest specials are listed at

How can you get the most out of Foodie Fest? Keep these three guidelines in mind:

Try Something New – With 52 Foodie Fest restaurants scattered throughout the Oak Park, Forest Park, Berwyn area, we can almost guarantee that you’ll find a new place. Maybe there is a place you’ve always wanted to try. Or, visit an old favorite that you haven’t been to in years.

Order the Special – Each restaurant has designed a special tasting menu for Foodie Fest at a special discounted price. It is fun to see how the different chefs choose to showcase their menus! You can always order off the regular menu, too. Not everyone in your party must order the special.

Tell Everyone – Restaurants rely on word of mouth to grow and succeed. Whether you are a Facebook person, a Yelp-er, someone who loves snapping an Instragram photo of mouth-watering entrees, or someone who prefers old-fashioned conversation, please share your good experience. Help our local businesses by talking up our restaurants with your friends, colleagues and social media networks. Help create “the buzz” that ensures our vibrant dining scene is here to stay. We love to eat. Our business districts are bursting with quality restaurants, ethnic foods from all over the world and a diversity of offerings that compares favorably with our “neighbor to the east.” You don’t have to travel far for a great meal at a great price. Bon apetit!

On-Line Photo Contest

Post a photo of your meal on our Foodie Fest Facebook page or email it to us for a chance to win a restaurant gift certificate! Email to Don’t forget to add #foodiefest to your posts on Facebook, Instagram and twitter!


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$30 Pre-Fixe Menu

Choose an appetizer, entrĂŠe and dessert to create your own specialty meal. Note: Because the menu rotates to highlight seasonality and the freshest ingredients, the entrees may change during the Foodie Fest two-week period.

Appetizer Selections: Bacon Wrapped Dates Fried Calamari Brussels Sprouts Rustic Salad EntrĂŠe Selections (may change): Beef Florentine Grilled Pork Tenderloin Pan-Seared Mahi-Mahi Dessert Selections: Tiramisu Bread Pudding Lava Cake No substitutions, please. Price does not include beverages, tax and gratuity.



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