Chick-fil-A, Panera coming to Halsted location in Homewood

Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld announced on Saturday the names of two restaurants that will be developed on the northwest corner of 175th and Halsted streets.

Chick-fil-A and Panera have signed leases for restaurants that will replace the former bank building that is currently on the site. Both restaurants will have drive-through service.

Hidden Manna to bring southern style to Homewood diners

With the new year, Homewood will be getting a new restaurant, adding a Cajun/Creole flavor to the village's dining repertoire. On Thursday, Jan. 11, Hidden Manna is expected to open at 17949 Halsted St.

Labor of Love: Siam Thai Restaurant

Noi Monaikul majored in science in college and had plans to go into nursing, but her love of cooking sent her in another direction. (The fourth of four stories in honor of Labor Day)

Fratello's expands deli business with new shop on Halsted Street

Fratello's Cafe and Deli is expanding. It's new shop on Halsted Street will open this week, according to the owners. That doesn't mean the downtown deli is going away. The new shop is part of an expansion project.

Bistro on Sterling carries on where Fresh Starts left off

Fans of the longtime restaurant Fresh Starts in Flossmoor can experience a fresh new look and new menu items as the longtime eatery reopened May 19 under new ownership as the Bistro on Sterling.

Making a favorite dish at Fresh Starts

On Sept. 9, Fresh Starts Restaurant will celebrate 30 years of making dishes like the popular NNO (New New Orleans) Pasta. Read about the anniversary and watch as Chef Concepcion Medrano shows the H-F Chronicle how it's done.

New chef brings experience, new ideas to Fratello's deli

Chef Brian Rogers' cooks big, cooks small and cooks well. And that's just the kind of chef the owners of Fratello's Cafe and Deli in Homewood had in mind. Rogers, who joined the staff in January, brings to the Italian deli experience cooking for groups ranging from small family gatherings to several thousand at banquets.

Uncle John's BBQ will hold grand opening Saturday

Uncle John's BBQ opened for business several weeks ago, but on Saturday, the new restaurant will make it official.

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