Friday, April 13, 2012
This business can now upload photos and add information.
Friday, April 13, 2012
We're happy announce that Brookhaven Marketplace has claimed its Patch listing. By claiming its listing, Brookhaven is now able to upload and feature photos for its listing, provide additional information about goods and services, link to its own website and Facebook page via Patch, and more. Here's a video on how to claim your business listing.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Brookhaven Marketplace Chef Brian Ukleja talks turkey and offers his helpful hints to ensure a successful holiday meal.
At 3 a.m. on Thanksgiving, Chef Brian Ukleja and his staff will arrive at Brookhaven Marketplace to roast 100 fresh HoKa* turkeys for customer pick up that day. These guys are serious about turkey. The turkey is, of course, the most important component of the Thanksgiving feast. A moist, tender bird is remembered fondly for months. On the other hand, it's disheartening to put in so much work and end up serving a dry turkey. Ukleja has been cooking professionally for 15 years, so his advice is worth listening to: Ukleja said Alton Brown, who hosts Good Eats on the Food Network, developed this brine recipe. He laughed that the results are obviously a success, because his family hasn't allowed anyone but him to cook the Thanksgiving turkey …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Enjoy a seasonal sweet treat in the morning — or anytime for that matter.
Often saved for special occasions and holidays, sweets are something we tend to think of as taboo for everyday. What if we indulged just a little bit during ordinary days and allowed a special treat, maybe even for breakfast? Once in awhile, eating a donut, fresh Danish, delectable piece of coffeecake, cupcake or a wedge of chocolate cake might just be in order, especially if you subscribe to the breakfast wisdom of Bill Cosby in his chocolate-cake-is-nutritious-for-breakfast bit. Many establishments in the area are offering limited-time and seasonal specialties in addition to their normal fare. Brookhaven in Darien counts among their most popular items the tiramisu and Napoleon pastries — layers of phyllo, vanilla or chocolate custard …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Darien police reports, Aug. 22-29
Kerelous Y. Fahmy, 20, of the 8800 block of West 83rd Street in Justice, was arrested on a charge of retail theft about 3:30 p.m. at Walmart, police said. Walmart security saw Fahmy hide an Xbox game and accessory cord and take them past the store’s cash registers, police said. Security detained Fahmy until Darien police arrived. The items were worth about $70. Misael Perez, 23, of the 00-100 block of West 66th Street in Westmont, was arrested about 12:45 a.m. on the 8000 block of Cass Avenue on two counts of driving under the influence, driving without a license, speeding, signal violation and driving without insurance, police said. Perez was speeding 64 mph in a 40 mph zone before he abruptly slowed down, passed several cars and changed …
Friday, December 24, 2010
These tasty treats double as Christmas ornaments.
Holiday Treat: Kinder three-pack of chocolate Santa Clauses from Brookhaven Marketplace Cost: $3.99 Sugarplum rating*: @@@ The foil-wrapped, chocolate Santas at Brookhaven Marketplace pull double duty—not only are they delicious, they also have golden strings attached to the top so you can hang them as ornaments. Sold in a three-pack, the Kinder brand Santa Claus chocolates are a delicate treat. Under the foil wrapper, the chocolate is molded into a fully formed Santa, complete with a cute little St. Nick face. The candy itself is hollow, with a thin outer layer of milk chocolate coated with white chocolate on the inside. The two layers melt together into a sweet, salty delight. Imported from Germany, the chocolate has a creamy texture …
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Ensure a successful holiday dinner party with advice from Brookhaven chef Brian Ukleja.
Preparing a holiday dinner for a large group can be downright daunting. Patch sought the advice of Brookhaven Marketplace's head chef, Brian Ukleja, who has extensive planning and catering experience, as well as culinary talent. Ukleja coordinates catering for the both the Burr Ridge and Darien Brookhaven locations. "Planning is key," he said. Ukleja, who recently catered a buffet dinner for 1,000 people, offered his recommendations for a successful feast: If the thought of cooking for a big holiday crowd is just too intimidating, then Ukleja and his staff at both the Darien and Burr Ridge Brookhaven locations are ready to help. "We can make anything," Ukleja said. "Ethnic or traditional dishes." They've been busy planning and preparing …
Sunday, December 19, 2010
The ginger boy may not spice things up, but he's cute as a button and a perfect treat for Santa.
Holiday Treat: Kookie Cookie's Ginger Boy from Brookhaven Marketplace Cost: $1.49 Sugarplum rating*: @@ One of the key factors in the success of a holiday cookie is whether it looks the part. It's got to look tasty. It's got to look festive. And it never hurts to look cute. On these criteria, Kookie Cookie's Ginger Boy, available at Brookhaven Marketplace, is a solid win. Though he's billed as a boy rather than a man, he's a classic gingerbread cookie with a toasty brown color, rounded extremities and simple, frosted features. Two dots for eyes? That's the kind of gingerbread man-boy I know and love. This ginger boy smells of ginger and cloves. His leg was easy to break off without cracking his whole body apart, though the packaging warned…
Saturday, December 18, 2010
The cookies bring back lots of holiday memories for this almond horn fan.
Holiday treat: Brookhaven Marketplace Almond Horns Cost: $3.84 for half a pound Sugarplum rating*: @@ Like any good Czech girl, I take my Christmas cookies very seriously. Growing up, one of my favorite holiday traditions was to venture to a European bakery on the west side of Cleveland to fill a two-pound tag board box with the cookies of my choosing. Butter balls, sugar cookies topped with sprinkles and of course almond horns—I never left without a solid selection of all my favorites. So when that bakery fell victim to the recession a couple of years ago, I was genuinely distressed. Where would I get all my holiday favorites? The spritz? The checkerboards? And, most especially, the almond horns? And that's when I found the almond horns …
Friday, December 10, 2010
Celebrating the Darien community and its rich holiday traditions from the homeland.
Darien residents are in the midst of the holiday season, preparing the way for Christmas with time-honored traditions—some specific to their heritage. Patch caught up with people of the nationalities with the greatest populations in Darien, according to the 2000 Census, to find out more about how residents celebrate traditions from the homeland right here at home. And it's no surprise that in every country many traditions involve special recipes and feasts. During a morning chat at the Carmelite Carefree Village, Activity Director Marie DeCesare and resident Mary LaRocco highlighted their favorite Italian customs. "We never eat meat on Christmas Eve, only fish, homemade ravioli and calamari," LaRocco said. Her family eats the big feast …