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People, fun, and great food at Taste of Greektown in Chicago 2016 2017

August 2017

Everybody was “Greek” for the weekend at the 28th annual Taste of Greektown Aug 25, 26 and 27 (2017).

Once again, Halsted Street was closed between Madison and Van Buren to allow for all the fun and festivities.

Thousands of happy visitors sampled food from Greektown’s best restaurants while enjoying Greek music, dancing, games for the entire family...

Best Gyros in Chicago, Opa Chicago Top 10

March 2017

Over the last few decades, Gyros has certainly gained a reputation as one of the more popular Greek food items on menus across Chicagoland.

Gyros are essentially sandwiches made with thinly-sliced beef, lamb or chicken which is then placed in a pita or flatbread. Most gyros are topped with onions and tomatoes and enjoyed with Tzatziki sauce, a white creamy...

Bottle of healthy, delicious olive oil

The much revered olive tree is believed to have originated in ancient Greece and Asia Minor (now Turkey). It was surely one of the earliest cultivated plants, with both its fruit and its oil being prized throughout the ancient Mediterranean. Olive cultivars used today all derive from these ancient trees.

First extracted over 8000 years ago, olive oil was an important...

Fountain Blue Banquets & Conference Center in Des Plaines

March 2017

The year was 1977... Star Wars and Saturday Night Fever were huge box office hits while Fleetwood Mac released their famous “Rumours” album and Styx was singing “Come Sail Away.”

It was also the year Fountain Blue opened in Des Plaines. Located just north of O’Hare on Mannheim Road, Fountain Blue was originally a restaurant and lounge that also hosted private...

Greek Loukoumades, made of deep fried dough coated in honey syrup and cinnamon

After a great meal, there's nothing like enjoying a sweet Grecian dessert over Greek coffee or Frappe.

And for many people, the popular pastries are a huge draw at the many Greek Fests enjoyed throughout the summer months and at great restaurants all year round.

While Loukoumades and Baklava often steal the spotlight, we also found eight other sweet treats that round out the...

The newly renovated dining room at Omega Restaurant in Schaumburg

For owner Telly Andrianopoulos, the philosophy behind Omega’s success has always been very simple. “Absolutely, we’re all about the basics at both Omega locations,” Telly says, “We have always believed in using only fresh quality ingredients to serve our customers food that they would consistently enjoy, in Schaumburg and Downers Grove."

It’s that consistency and dedication to their...

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