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Rose Garden Cafe Celebrates 20 Years in Elk Grove Village

December 2019

Celebrating 20 years in Elk Grove Village, The Rose Garden Cafe attributes its success to a few very simple ideas...great food at affordable prices, generous portions and friendly old-school service.

"We’re all about the basics here," says Chris, owner at Rose Garden who began the restaurant on the strong belief that dining out should be a memorable...

The Mediterranean Love Plan by Stephen and Misty Arterburn

What’s the secret to a long, happy marriage? How can couples keep the passion and romance alive for the long haul?

The Mediterranean Love Plan shares the seven secrets of passion from some of the most romantic countries in the world: France, Italy, Greece, Spain and Israel while helping couples enjoy everything their marriage was designed to be.

Authors Stephen and Misty...

People, fun, and great food at Taste of Greektown in Chicago 2016-2018

Everybody was “Greek” for the weekend at the 29th annual Taste of Greektown Aug 24, 25 and 26 (2018).

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 and even a performance by the...

The Greek Islands: Heaven on Earth

Greeks are quite proud of their heritage and often like to boast about the beauty and historical significance of their homeland. And rightly so, since Greece is considered by so many to be one of the most beautiful countries on earth.

Travel magazines, blogs and tv channels know that few places on earth conjure up the unique mythological references and scenic appeal that is associated...

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...

Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago - Mike Royko

One of our favorite articles from the days when Mike Royko was writing for the Chicago Tribune (back when newspapers were sold in print only!) is "Shortage Of Short Greeks Ruining Us."

In the December 05, 1986 article, Royko disparaged Yuppie-managed restaurants owned by corporate chains that had invaded the city of late. He'd just eaten at a substandard chain restaurant where...

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