Need to make a grocery store run? The shelves at Trader Joe's in Oak Park are stocked full of grocery staples and specialties.
Shop for tasty and hearty canned goods here and stock up on all of your favorite side dishes and main courses, such as soups and canned fruit.
If you like to use the oven, you're going to want to pick up some sweet ingredients in your next masterpiece. They adds that extra bit of flavor that makes your food delicious!
At Trader Joe's, you can grab some fresh noodles, channel your inner chef and get your cook on.
These tasty and nutritious snacks will help you push through your long workday.
For a sampling of the best meats, you'll want to head here directly without delay.
When you're trying to upgrade your cooking, adding flavor is essential. Create supple and tarter flavors by exploring the wonders vinegar and oil can add to your cuisine by shopping for them here.
Skip the hassle of baking your own bread and pick up a freshly-baked loaf from Trader Joe's.
If you're a lover of all things dairy, help yourself to some great products at Trader Joe's for all your protein and calcium needs.
If cooking isn't your strong point, dig into a TV dinner! Microwave cooking has never tasted so good.
Why spend time cooking from scratch when you can have a great meal in minutes? Frozen food is simple to make and even easier to eat.
For cool, refreshing H20, Trader Joe's' got you covered.
Sip on the caffeinated treats offered by Trader Joe's' impressive coffee and tea connection.
A staple in every household, cereal is sure to please every palate in the family.
Dial down your thirst with some delicious drinks that are both refreshing and cool.
The produce available here is a great side to any meal in need of some fresh nutrients.
Feeling hungry? Make your breakfast, lunch, or dinner even better with some great seasonings and spices from here.
Not only is fish great for your heart, but it also packs a punch in the flavor department, so get to grilling!
If driving doesn't appeal, you can take public transportation, with a nearby stop at Harlem-Green (Green).
Don't spend time searching for parking — visitors are welcome to use the adjoining lot.
So when you're making your weekly grocery trip, make sure to stop by Trader Joe's in Oak Park for everything that you need.
Enjoy a wine and cheese pairing at Corner Joynt, a local wine bar.
Corner Joynt isn't just a restaurant, it's also a wine bar.
Parking by the bar is a breeze, so feel free to bring your own set of wheels.
Whether you enjoy a smooth red or refreshing white bouquet, they have it all at Corner Joynt.
So head to the best barbecue joint in the neighborhood!
Rittergut Wine Bar Restaurant & Social Club crafts the perfect wine, seafood, and steak experience, with seating that overlooks the Chicago River. Wine by the glass and bottle from the vineyards of Spain, Austria, France, and Italy complements charcuterie and imported cheese plates stocked with wild boar salami or herb-laden garrotxa goat cheese, much like the contents of an enophile's personal bomb shelter. The tasting bar and private wine rooms set the stage for uninterrupted swilling, while dining rooms bathed in amber light host feasts of lamb burgers seasoned with Moroccan spices. Arched ceilings draw the eye downward to exposed brick walls and hardwood floors indoors, and a riverside patio with dark wicker booths and wooden tables perch patrons over ebbing crests and bottled messages that implore you to try the salmon.
Highlighted by Eater Chicago as a place to show off to visiting friends, the housemade pastas and varying antipasti at the 2012 Michelin Guide–recommended DueLire Vino & Cucina are "always cooked and seasoned to perfection". Tables crowd merrily with plates of Chef Kevin Abshire's short-rib ravioli, grilled peppery shrimp, and cornish hen beneath a loft ceiling criss-crossed by black beams and cappuccino hues. With a menu the Chicago Reader describes as "inspired by a very Japanese clarity of flavor," DueLire earned one of Chicago magazine's Best New Restaurants in Chicago 2011 awards. The Italian spot's list of accolades grows long, no doubt a result of cuisine that is at once cozy, classic, and well executed.
In Focus: Frasca
What it serves: classic Italian cuisine and pizza
The most popular pizza: the crispy bacon + potato pizza with creme fraiche, rosemary, green onion, and extra virgin olive oil
What to order when you just want to nosh: the Farmer’s Table, where you can choose among bruschettas, cheeses, and meats
Most popular night to go: Wednesdays, when they have a buy-one-get-one pizza special
What to drink: something from the extensive wine list, beer selection, or cocktail menu
Chefs churn out succulent, grilled meats and hearty flatbreads to pair with 404’s list of red, white, and sparkling wines by the glass. Frommer’s called it one of the most inviting bars in the city—its cozy, low-lit rooms are filled with leather couches and crackling fireplaces.