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5B2F Akira Sushi comes ‘home’ to Wilmette

June 9, 2019 by Alyssa Groh, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

After closing 153 Akira Sushi in Wilmette and taking some time off, it brings tears to Kelly Yang’s eyes to have a restaurant in Wilmette again.

5B2F Akira Sushi opened under a new name and new location, but has the same original owner as...

La Plancha Loca plants roots in Highwood after Taco Fest success,

by Olivia Vallone, Editorial Intern Life & Arts, Dining Out

The building at 548 Sheridan Road was a diner, dry cleaner, two hair salons and a Metro PCS store before finally becoming home to the unique taqueria La Plancha Loca. 

Jorge Blancas owns the shop and...

Menu revamp helps reopened Lucky Fish

by Michael Wojtychiw, Contributing Sports Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

When Lucky Fish closed in December of 2018, it left a void in Highwood that the area was looking to replace.

In May, it found that replacement - Lucky Fish.

The restaurant reopened in its same location...

Bartaco brings coastal, relaxed environment to Deerfield

by Martin Carlino, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Relaxing on the coastal beaches of Southern California and dining out in downtown Deerfield usually aren’t associated experiences.

But the management team behind Deerfield’s bartaco believes a visit to its restaurant evokes the feeling of a...