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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The board approved multiple business-related items on Monday, before addressing other topics of interest in the community.
The Frankfort Village Board of Trustees approved multiple items concerning local businesses at the Nov. 19 board meeting. A downtown retail grant was approved by the board to award $10,000 to local restaurant Smokey Barque. The grant funds will partially cover the cost of replacing the restaurant’s heating and air-conditioning system. The board also approved a special use ordinance for Frankfort Martial Arts and Family Fitness. The ordinance designates 752 Center Rd., the fitness center’s proposed location, as an indoor recreation space. Frankfort resident Jillian Turner will operate the martial arts studio. “We’re very happy to see Jillian coming to Frankfort,” said Trustee Mike Stevens. During the mayor’s report, Frankfort Mayor Jim …
Monday, November 19, 2012
The board is scheduled to adopt several ordinances referred by the plan commission.
The Frankfort Village Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19 in the Village Board Room at 20602 Lincoln-Way Lane. The unanimous consent agenda includes the approval of a Downtown Retail Grant for Smokey Barque, as well as ordinance adoptions concerning K and S Quik Mart and Frankfort Martial Arts and Family Fitness. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Owner Tommy Ridings hopes to make the restaurant a destination by organizing several events in the coming months.
Smokey Barque will host a murder mystery party on Saturday night. “We’re really going to try to have people try to just enjoy themselves,” said owner Tommy Ridings. The evening will include a four-course dinner and a mobster mystery play, entitled “Bullets in the Bathtub.” As guests arrive, actors with Jest Mysteries, the featured performance company, will distribute roles and assist partygoers as they become familiar with one another’s characters. The show will run from 7-9:30 p.m. The performance will be light and comedic. Audience interaction is encouraged but not required. Ridings and his wife, Mary Ann, said the mystery party is partially intended to be a riff off the rumors that the restaurant is haunted. However, the show is just …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
For the first time ever, businesses are partnering with the District 157-C Education Foundation to help make their annual coin drive a success.
Every year, the students at Grand Prairie Elementary School, Chelsea Intermediate School and Hickory Creek Middle School compete to raise the most money for their schools in the District 157-C Education Foundation sponsored annual coin drive. This year, local businesses are participating in the drive as well, placing donation cans next to their registers so community members can readily give back. “Watching the community support us is a beautiful thing,” said Laurie Nicholson, a member of the Education Foundation and organizer of the coin drive. More than 20 businesses are partnering with the volunteer-run independent nonprofit. On Oct. 20-21, foundation volunteers will collect coins in front of area stores, including Jewel Osco and …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
In a tight race, the New Lenox restaurant was chosen over Smokey Barque in Frankfort and Mindy's Ribs in Mokena.
Patch readers in Frankfort, New Lenox and Mokena voted, commented and reviewed three area restaurants to debate their favorite ribs in our Lincoln-Way Chowdown Showdown. The winner? Paisano's Pizza & Italian Restaurant in New Lenox, beating out Smokey Barque in Frankfort and Mindy's Ribs in Mokena. See what readers had to say and how they voted when it came to the area's most-loved ribs. Check out more Readers' Choice articles in your local Patch: WHAT OTHER FOOD SHOULD WE CHOOSE? Not a fan of ribs? Then tell us what cuisine and dishes we should feature in the next Lincoln-Way Chowdown Showdown. Leave your suggestions in the comments section.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Frankfort's Smokey Barque goes against restaurants in New Lenox and Mokena in Patch's Chowdown Showdown. Vote in our poll, leave comments and write a review to make your voice heard.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
The winning restaurants from Frankfort, Mokena and New Lenox face each other to decide who serves the most-loved rack of ribs in the area.
When it comes to who has the best ribs, restaurants throughout Lincoln-Way fought it out on their community Patch sites, and three winners emerged from Frankfort, New Lenox and Mokena. Now it's up to readers to see which restaurant's ribs are victorious in Patch's Lincoln-Way Chowdown Showdown. To make your vote count, select one place in the poll below. Also make sure to leave a comment to tell other readers why that restaurants' are your favorite, and click on the restaurant name below to leave a review. Voting and commenting ended at 5 p.m. Friday, June 1. The winner will be determined using a combination of poll results, positive comments and reader reviews. Click on the name of a business below to leave your review:
Friday, May 18, 2012
Organizers will hold a fundraiser Friday, May 18, for the 2012 music festival. Food, raffles, a silent auction and, of course, live music will be part of the affair. Find out how you can participate.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
This week your local editors tried pulled pork in Frankfort, Mokena and New Lenox. The place with the most reader reviews and comments wins, and by participating you can get a shot at winning a $50 gift card to a local restaurant.
For this week's Chowdown Showdown, local editors Joe Vince (Frankfort), Paul Dailing (Mokena) and Michael Sewall (New Lenox) tried pulled pork in their respective Patch towns. Our reviews are in the photo captions above, but to truly give a restaurant the title of "Most-Loved Pulled Pork in the Lincoln-Way Area," we need your help. Here's what you can do: The restaurant that gets the most positive reviews, comments and photos added between now and noon Sunday, April 8, will be named the winner. New Lenox Are we missing any? Tell us in the comments section and find it in the New Lenox Patch Places business directory. Frankfort Are we missing any? Tell us in the comments section and find it in the Frankfort Patch business directory. Mokena …