Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Check out the top 10 rated restaurants in Darien, based on Yelp! reviews. Did your neighbors get it right?
Websites such as Yelp! have empowered the everyday eater to become their local neighborhood's food critic, praising and damning behind the anonymity of a computer screen. So what do your neighbors have to say on Yelp? Based on Yelp!'s highest-rated star ranking, here are the top 10 restaurants in Darien. Do you agree or disagree with the Yelp! Darien top 10 list? Let us know in the comments' section. FIND MORE RESTAURANTS TO REVIEW Darien Restaurants to Review
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Owner Andrew Bucas hopes to draw a larger contingent of customers seeking traditional food made from scratch daily.
Customers love the traditional Eastern European food at Andrew Bucas’ restaurants so much that the meals convinced a few first-time travelers to take trips to Europe to get the full experience, the owner said. Along with wife Laura, Bucas is the co-owner of Old Vilnius Café in Darien, which opened in November. The restaurant offers traditional Lithuanian and Eastern European food, while a deli and gift shop attached to the café also provide a variety of groceries, books and other Eastern European items. Bucas said his first restaurant venture, Grand Duke's in Summit, started off mostly serving the local Lithuanian population when it opened eight years ago. Now, he says, the majority of Grand Duke's customers are non-Lithuanian. He has even…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Show your support for local businesses by finding them on Facebook. We list a bunch, but you can add more we missed!
There are a lot of benefits to liking local businesses on Facebook. Besides telling your friends and neighbors your favorite places in town, you can get to know those places more through their Facebook page and sometimes be the first to hear about special deals. So below, we're listing (in alphabetic order) some Facebook pages for local businesses that we found. Did we miss one? Add the name of the business and a link to the Facebook page in the comments below. Oh, and while you're at it—LIKE Darien Patch on Facebook! ADC Engraving & Gifts Brooster's Carmelite Gift Shop Carriage Greens Country Club Celestine Salon & Spa Darien Animal Clinic Darien Chamber of Commerce Detente Insurance Agency DuPage Star Technology El Burrito Loco Goers…
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Dominic Barraco, the son of the founder of the south side favorite Barraco's Pizza, has taken the reins at Zazzo's in Darien. Among other changes, he's introduced lunch hours to the restaurant.
About four months after taking over Zazzo's Pizzeria & Catering in Darien, new owner Dominic Barraco celebrated with (what else?) a pizza party. The Darien Chamber of Commerce orchestrated a ribbon-cutting to reintroduce Zazzo's to chamber and community members. Front and center was Dominic Barraco, who comes from a lineage of pizza restaurateurs that includes owning the Barraco's Pizza locations and working at Vito and Nick’s. Dominic became the owner of Zazzo's, located at 7360 Route 83, on Oct. 1, 2012. "We're just trying to get our name out in the community again and let them know we're here with new ownership," he said. Tell us what you think: Write a review of Zazzo's Pizzeria. The shop features the same great pizza, but there are…