Catering in River Forest


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  • Jimmy's Place
    In Jimmy's Place's kitchen, chefs cook chicken vesuvio in a finely-tuned blend of olive oil, garlic, and Italian seasonings. According to a December 2011 article in the Forest Park Review, this signature dish is a favorite of Food Network star Jeff Mauro, who featured it on his show Sandwich King. The crispy Italian-American meal uses a recipe passed down through owner Jim Jodoin's family—as does the rest of the menu. Years of culinary tradition are written into the housemade marinara sauce that blankets the restaurant's chicken parmesan, the meat that stuffs its housemade ravioli, and the weighty toppings that keep its pizzas from floating up to the ceiling. Out in the dining room, these meals pair with a distinctly local atmosphere—newspaper clippings and photos of customers line the walls, and bartenders pour drinks at a full bar as flat-screen TVs beam in sports.
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    7411 Madison St.
    Forest Park, IL US
  • Starship Restaurant and Catering
    Since 1977, Starship Restaurant & Catering has fed Chicago's unending need for sandwiches and soups. The cooks' most classic creation goes by the name The Starship, and, to make it, they load a sesame seed bun with ham, turkey, bologna, and two kinds of cheese, topping it with fresh veggies. The sizable sandwich pairs with more than 150 varieties of soup, including familiar staples such as French onion and split pea, as well as original recipes such as pepperoni pizza and Oktoberfest soup, which yells "Prost!" each time you take a sip.
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    7618 Madison Street
    Forest Park, IL US
  • Genes Delicatessen
    A culinary gem, Genes Delicatessen in Elmwood Park is an acclaimed spot for fantastic sandwiches. Stop by for the great quality and stay for friendly service. You'll be a repeat customer in no time. Though the prices are considered to be lower than average, you aren't going to sacrifice any quality. If you need food provided for a local event, take advantage of its catering options. When you add everything up, a visit to Genes Delicatessen is definitely worthwhile.
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    2202 N Harlem Ave
    Elmwood Park, IL US
  • Puree's Pizza
    A well-known pizza place in Oak Park, Puree's is the perfect location for wonderful pizza and good pasta. It's a popular spot for those interested in outstanding food. Defined by its outdoor seating, the restaurant is a fantastic option when the Illinois weather is nice. There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, though the overall price can be a bit on the low side, you won't be sacrificing any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try. When you get there, you've got to try the deep dish pizza, as it's frequently raved about. For those who are interested, the robust menu features items that are gluten-free, healthy, low-fat, and vegetarian. WiFi is available if you want to get some work done, and in addition to its quick service (take-out is available), the restaurant also offers delivery, and can even cater an event for you. A lunch and dinner staple in the community for more than two decades, Puree's definitely won't leave you disappointed, no matter how you slice it. The restaurant is easily reachable by public transit, and visitors who drive have access to a private lot nearby (or can park on the street). Would you rather ride there? Bike parking is also provided.
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    1023 Lake St
    Oak Park, IL US
  • The Perfect Dinner
    Karen Gruber founded The Perfect Dinner to confront the dilemma she saw facing “working, commuting, chauffeuring moms”: either burn out trying to cook after long days, or grab fast food and end up feeling guilty. The Perfect Dinner aims to break the cycle with crowd-pleasing family dinners made fresh each day and available for pickup or delivery. Convenient containers can go straight into the oven, microwave, or refrigerator, with three size options ensuring that there's enough for all family members and any dishwashers demanding sustenance. Each day's menu is marked to clarify which items accommodate special diets, including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and nut-free choices. The Perfect Dinner also caters feasts with platters, plated dinners, casual party fare, and other options tailored for each event, whether hosts need assorted quiches for a brunch event or 20 flank-steak sliders to fuel cheers during badminton matches.
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    809 South Blvd
    Oak Park, IL US
  • Cucina Paradiso
    A romantic evening for two can be arranged over a plate of pasta at Cucina Paradiso — this Italian restaurant is the perfect date spot. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed-down fare. Ready for a drink to unwind? At Cucina Paradiso, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. Cucina Paradiso is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along. A great space for entertaining large parties, consider reserving the private room at Cucina Paradiso for your next big event. Dine out in the open during Cucina Paradiso's summer season when patio tables are available for use. Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table. Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. If you need to feed a big crowd, Cucina Paradiso also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers. Valet, street and garage parking options are readily available near Cucina Paradiso. If driving doesn't appeal, you can take public transportation, with nearby stops at Oak Park-Green (Green) and Harlem-Green (Green). Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Cucina Paradiso. The menu at Cucina Paradiso is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
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    814 North Blvd
    Oak Park, IL US