Articles

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...

Greek Fests in the Chicago area 2017

June 2017

Greek Fest season in Chicago is a great time of the year for fun seekers who want to get a taste of Greek food and culture.

Every weekend throughout the summer, Greek churches around Chicagoland host their own festivals inviting people to “go Greek” and enjoy great food, drinks, live music, dancing and fun for the kids.

Sharing meals around a...

Bowl of healthy Greek yogurt

The health benefits of yogurt have always been touted by health-conscious Americans. But these days, even those who once resisted yogurt are now embracing the Greek way. Few foods today pack as healthy a punch in such small serving sizes as Greek yogurt. The nutrients of Greek yogurt can help keep you fortified while also helping you lose weight. The richer texture of greek yogurt is also a...

These Greekisms will raise your eyebrows

(Funny sayings overheard at some of our favorite local Greek-owned businesses).

  • An owner talking about his recent phone conversation with a table-top supplier said..."The guy told me he had the best tables so I took his words!"
  • An owner talking about cutting back on his newspaper advertising said..."The best advertising is mouth to mouth."
  • A banquet owner said he...
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...

Pages