Tuesday, April 17, 2012
'The Big Hurt' will be at the Frankfort location of the area pizza chain Saturday as part of a promotional tour for his new brew.
Frank Thomas built a reputation in Chicago as home-run hitter. Now it looks like the former White Sox slugger is intent on creating a new name as a brewmaster. Thomas will be visiting Durbin's locations around the south suburbs this week to tout his new venture, Big Hurt Beer, according to the area pizza chain's website. And one of his stops will include the Frankfort location. His tour schedule is as follows: Big Hurt Beer was introduced last year, and Thomas hopes the lager, which is served in bars around Chicago, will eventually be sold at U.S. Cellular Field, the home field of the White Sox, according to Chicago Tribune reports.
Monday, December 26, 2011
White Castle is testing restaurant beer sales in Indiana. Who knew folks had a hard time finding a few cold ones before they got to White Castle? A Patch Poll.
Sliders and beer — sounds like a dangerous combo in so many ways. White Castle chain is testing beer and wine sales at a restaurant in Lafayette, IN, thinking customers might like a cold beer or a glass of wine to wash down a Crave Case or two. Aside from the gastrointestinal distress this combo conjures up, aren't there enough White Castle customers showing up pre-lit already? To wit: What do you think? Would you like to see beer and wine on the menu at your local White Castle? [ Did You Know? The Southland is home to a Crave Case Hall of Famer, Dale Bemis. ]
Thursday, September 22, 2011
There's lots to do in Lincoln-Way this weekend, including an Irish music jam session, free food and giveaways during the Bears game, plus lots of live music!
Where: Tribes Alehouse, Mokena What's the special? On Sunday, Guinness pints are $4. More info: See Tribes online or call the Alehouse at 815-464-0248. FRIDAY, Sept. 23 (formerly Club 30 West) Where: 7900 W. Lincoln Hwy., Frankfort What's on tap? Entertain yourself and everyone in the bar by belting out your best karaoke pick. "Love Shack, baby!" When: Starts between 9 and 10 p.m. How much? No cover. More info: Call 815-469-9450. Where: 679 N. La Grange Rd., Frankfort What's on tap? Live music by The Bruno Duo. When: Music starts at 6:30 p.m. How much? No cover. More info: Call 815-469-0940 for reservations (strongly recommended). Where: 19917 S. La Grange Rd., Frankfort What's on tap? Live acoustic music by Jim Karones. When: 8 p.m. …
Sunday, August 7, 2011
This week, our taster went bar-hopping, searching for the best draft beer selection in Lincoln-Way. Spoiler alert: It's Tribes Alehouse. But you knew that.
See future food challenges at the bottom of this column, comment below and enter to win a $50 gift card to a local restaurant. For more rules and details, see the Chowdown Showdown Giveaway guidelines. While it was actually wine that Ben Franklin felt was proof that God loves us and wants us happy (well, it was actually rain falling on vineyards, but let's not split hairs), I find myself more frequently happy for the existence of beer than I am for wine. Pale ales, lagers, stouts, wheats and porters—there is a beer for every taste and mood, and I set out to find the Lincoln-Way establishment that has the best chance at pleasing every beer drinker. The beer tour began in New Lenox, where finding a huge beer selection is not as easy at it …
Saturday, February 12, 2011
From a bowling alley brawl to a thumb-tack attack, the Southland's crime reports deliver tales of oddity this week.
See how the other half lives in this roundup of Crime-N-Shame, the Southland blotter spotter. Are you really manly if you get into a shoving match with a guy who will be 70 on his next birthday? A 69-year-old man told police he was bowling at Oak Forest Bowl when another man—Jon Damon, 40, of the 16700 block of 92nd Avenue in Orland Hills—began exchanging words with his team. According to reports, Damon told police he was walking away when a team member taunted him, questioning his masculinity. Damon then turned and shoved him, according to police. Staff spotted the brawl and broke it up, and police said Damon was charged with assault. An employee at Dunkin Donuts, 4100 block of 167th Street in Oak Forest, told police a man threatened him…
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The Southland's best blotter, courtesy of the men and women behind the badge.
Orland Park cops are pretty cool sometimes. After busting a taxi driver for speeding in a school zone while puffing on a cig, they hustled his fare over to the train station free of charge. In Olympia Fields, if the cops ask you how much you've had to drink, you might not want to fess up the way this guy did. Without further delay, the region's best blotter in Good Read: Crime-N-Shame edition. Two local men are accused of stealing six tons of road salt meant for state highways. Jerome Latos, 54, of Tinley Park, and John Syarto, 33, of Oak Forest, are charged with one felony count each of theft of government property and official misconduct, prosecutors said. If convicted, each man could face a maximum of 12 years in prison. Prosecutors …
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Patch has the scoop on the Southland. Take a peek at what’s going on in the neighborhoods around you!
Our New Year's resolution at Frankfort Patch is to serve you better. So we want to make sure you know about all of the local Patches that can help keep you connected to the people and places that matter most to you. A dozen Patches now serve the Chicago Southland, delivering news, features, sports and video every day! From the news that may affect your morning commute to weekend events and business listings for shops and restaurants, Patch is looking out for you. Check out what's been happening lately in the Patches of the south suburbs. Looking for news in other communities not listed above? Visit patch.com to view all of the towns we're covering across the nation—our 750th site went live on Wednesday—with more to come in 2011! Happy …