Tag: catering

Shop Small Day 230: rQ! Barbecue

A gorgeous fall-weather day seemed to call for a bbq lunch. Though we were tempted to head to our recent favorite, Sharkos, I heard there’s a new spot that recently opened. So after hockey practice, my hungry son and I headed to rQ! Barbeque. Since sports practices bring us to this side of town often, it’s... Read more »

Shop Small Day 148: Sharko's BBQ

I prefer a pulled pork sandwich over a hamburger any day. But, finding a quick bbq spot for lunch in the ‘burbs isn’t easy. Until now! If you’ve grown up in the Chicago area, you’re probably familiar with the name. They’ve stuck to catering over the past decade since their last restaurant closed, but they’re... Read more »

Day 141: Sushi N Noodle

Before I get to today’s small business I have good news and bad news.  Let’s get the awful news out first.  My beloved new favorite shop,  Lola’s, is closing. I am heartbroken. But, she’s hoping to sell.  So, if you’ve always wanted to own a fabulous store in a Rockwellian town here’s your chance! This... Read more »

Day 133: Foodstuffs

Apparently I didn’t come prepared for our afternoon in Evanston…I should have brought a cooler & dry ice. Without the cooler, we had to eat everything right then, which we managed no problem.  I wouldn’t necessarily call Foodstuffs a grocery store, it’s more the speciality fresh market I’ve been missing. Foodstuffs is your one stop... Read more »

Day 118: Two Mothers Foods

Ok, my friends.  It’s been a long day;  you’re hungry, your family is hungry, and everyone wishes dinner were on the table 20 minutes ago. Choices seem pretty limited: fast-food, pizza, basically junk…and usually a chain. Now, throw food sensitivities, gluten-free, or vegan necessities into the mix and good luck. Well, until now, it’s mom... Read more »