In their native Sparta, Kallianis siblings Dino, George, and Renee grew up milking cows, pressing oil from olives, and finding that night's greens in the soil, inspiring a life-long passion for organic cooking. It wasn't until the family immigrated to Illinois that they discovered another love: Creolo cooking. According to a piece in The Chicago Tribune, the Kallianis clan befriended a pair of Louisiana natives who helped the siblings learn English and introduced them to their first taste of southern-style comfort foods such as barbecue, jambalaya, and crawfish po' boys, inspiring Dino Kallianis to promise to one day open a restaurant in their honor. That restaurant became Captain Porky's, an establishment that combines the low country flavors the Kallianis kids grew to appreciate with the farm-to-table philosophy of their youth. Locally-grown produce joins wild fish and olive oil imported from the family's fields in Sparta, yielding platters of walleye pike and king crab or po' boys filled with catfish. For their barbecue dishes, they slow-smoke ribs, chicken, beef brisket, and pulled pork over a pit of dry-rotted red oak wood before slathering each cut in homemade barbecue sauce and pairing them with homemade dinner rolls or cornbread. There's also homemade baklava, made by their mother Nota, as well as an ever-changing line-up of specials that at any given time could include a beef stroganoff made with wild foraged mushrooms or whitefish Rockefeller, a dish named for it's popularity amongst New York's most elite ice skaters.
Visit The Shanty for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Wadsworth's Wadsworth.
Score low-fat and gluten-free eats at The Shanty.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant.
The large dining space at The Shanty provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
Not to be overlooked is The Shanty's no-charge wifi.
The restaurant accepts reservations, so you can get around the busy crowd.
Business casual attire is acceptable, so guests can let go of the "dress to impress" standard.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
Heading to The Shanty for a tasty meal? Drive on over and park in a matter of seconds.
The Shanty makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
Wallets are fragile things. That's why we don't break them. Food typically priced under $15.
Lunch and dinner are easy as pie (and you might as well get a slice) at the delicious The Shanty.
The Shanty serves up a variety of American eats in a casual setting. Swing by today and munch on some of your favorite dishes.
Make your way over to the highly-rated The Shanty and taste your way through some great American dishes.
Brydges House Restaurant and Lodge serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Waukegan's Waukegan district.
Quit fat and gluten at Brydges House Restaurant and Lodge, where low-fat fare and G-free offerings are the norm.
Got a big family? Tons of friends? An entire soccer team? Consider the private room at Brydges House Restaurant and Lodge, where large groups can get together to celebrate life's biggest milestones.
Brydges House Restaurant and Lodge is a casual spot to dine, so don't worry about being underdressed.
Brydges House Restaurant and Lodge is close to multiple parking options.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
The best American dishes are cooked up by the great crew at Brydges House Restaurant and Lodge, and they're waiting to serve you!
Start with the calamari and save room for the fresh catch at Waukegan's Long John Silver's — this Waukegan seafood spot has quite the selection.
Long John Silver's is making food that is not just healthy but also makes your taste buds happy.
You can also serve food from Long John Silver's at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Driving to the restaurant is easy as pie, and parking surrounds the area.
Keep your budget in check with a meal from Long John Silver's, a local restaurant with affordable prices.
When thoughts of seafood are swimming through your mind, head over to Long John Silver's and enjoy a delicious meal.
Grab a seat and dig in! Briza Azul in Waukegan offers tasty eats everyone will enjoy.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at this restaurant, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Access the Internet free of charge via Briza Azul's complimentary wifi.
You can also grab your food to go.
Briza Azul's patrons can find places to park in the area.
Indulge in a wide array of American dishes at Ruby Tuesday.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this restaurant has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this restaurant.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Ruby Tuesday's complimentary wifi.
Cut out wait times and book a table ahead of time.
No need to gussy up for a trip to Ruby Tuesday, where patrons dress for comfort and fun.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
The restaurant is within walking distance to a number of parking options.
Menu items at Ruby Tuesday tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
Don't look any further, head to Ruby Tuesday for your next American meal.
So enjoy a casual lunch or dinner at Ruby Tuesday and indulge in some America-inspired cuisine.