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Glencoe has a brand new restaurant called Dewey’s, and the other day Paula and I stopped in for lunch to check it out. It’s a family-friendly place with all the menu items kids like (burgers, dogs, fries, pizza, etc.) plus several mom-friendly salads. It also features ice cream from Homer’s.
We give it two thumbs up. Here’s why:
- Good food (at least what we have tried so far)
- Bright and fun atmosphere
- Friendly staff
- Great artwork (if you’re a Blackhawks fan) – see below
What more could you ask for?
Dewey’s is open every day from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. It’s located at 667 Vernon Ave. in Glencoe (in the old Vernon’s on Vernon space). Pick-up and delivery are available. Call (847) 835-6225 or visit Deweys-Glencoe.com.
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recent report by Ari Bendersky in chicago.eater.com, the founder and front man of Smashing Pumpkins has decided to open a tea shop in the Ravinia neighborhood of Highland Park.
Billy Corgan, who was born in Elk Grove Village and grew up in Glendale Heights, now lives in Highland Park, and has decided that there just aren’t enough cool cultural things to do in town. So he’s planning to take over the former U.S. Post Office on Roger Williams Avenue, where his new shop will open in March or April. It will seat about 30 people and will have a “1930s Chinese-style tea house vibe” (whatever that is).
Apparently, Corgan wants this to be a gathering place for people of mixed ages to come and just enjoy a cup of tea or listen to live music, view one of the rotating an art exhibits or become engaged in a talk about archeology or other interesting topic.
In addition to serving unique and exotic teas, Corgan plans to offer coffee, as well as some healthier, basic sweets and vegan options.