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People, fun, and great food at Taste of Greektown in Chicago 2016-2018

Everybody was “Greek” for the weekend at the 29th annual Taste of Greektown Aug 24, 25 and 26 (2018).

Once again, Halsted Street was closed between Madison and Van Buren to allow for all the fun and festivities.

Thousands of happy visitors sampled food from Greektown’s best restaurants while enjoying Greek music, dancing, games for the entire family and even a performance by the...

The Greek Islands: Heaven on Earth

Greeks are quite proud of their heritage and often like to boast about the beauty and historical significance of their homeland. And rightly so, since Greece is considered by so many to be one of the most beautiful countries on earth.

Travel magazines, blogs and tv channels know that few places on earth conjure up the unique mythological references and scenic appeal that is associated...

The newly renovated dining room at Omega Restaurant in Schaumburg

For owner Telly Andrianopoulos, the philosophy behind Omega’s success has always been very simple. “Absolutely, we’re all about the basics at both Omega locations,” Telly says, “We have always believed in using only fresh quality ingredients to serve our customers food that they would consistently enjoy, in Schaumburg and Downers Grove."

It’s that consistency and dedication to their...

Bottle of healthy, delicious olive oil

The much revered olive tree is believed to have originated in ancient Greece and Asia Minor (now Turkey). It was surely one of the earliest cultivated plants, with both its fruit and its oil being prized throughout the ancient Mediterranean. Olive cultivars used today all derive from these ancient trees.

First extracted over 8000 years ago, olive oil was an important...

Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago - Mike Royko

One of our favorite articles from the days when Mike Royko was writing for the Chicago Tribune (back when newspapers were sold in print only!) is "Shortage Of Short Greeks Ruining Us."

In the December 05, 1986 article, Royko disparaged Yuppie-managed restaurants owned by corporate chains that had invaded the city of late. He'd just eaten at a substandard chain restaurant where...

Yanni in Chicago for Live at the Acropolis 25th Anniversary Tour

As one of the world’s leading musical composers, for Yanni, it’s always been about the passion. His name has become synonymous with beautifully prepared orchestral music tinged with jazz, classical, and rock influences. His live performances are legendary and feature an impressive array of world class musicians and vocalists. Fans have even declared that Yanni’s music goes well beyond...

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