Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Leave a comment to vote for your favorite in this week's Best of St. Charles contest.
Sushi is not everyones' cup of tea but it can be a treat for those who have acquired the taste. St. Charles has a few offerings for this rice, seaweed and seafood delicacy. I want to open it up to St. Charles Patch readers to vote on their favorite. I happen to be a fan of several sushi restaurants, both in St. Charles and nearby, but I won't let my personal preferences sway the voting. Leave a comment with the name of the St. Charles restaurant you prefer. Consult the following list if it helps you decide. As usual with a Best of St. Charles contest, this will run for about a week. I'll tally up the comments and whichever place has the most votes wins. There's no prize for winning this reader poll but St. Charles Patch will feature the …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Leave a comment to vote for your pick.
For many, the holiday season is a time to spread some cheer. Though some residents have concerns about the naughty occasional naughty person downtown, there’s still fun to be had by those who are nice and responsible. St. Charles Patch is looking for readers’ favorite place to enjoy the nightlife. Be it your favorite after-work watering hole or where you go to catch a show, there’s probably one place in St. Charles you consider the best. So, take a minute and imagine: It's Friday night. The kids are with a sitter and you can get away for a couple hours downtown. Where do you go? Follow St. Charles Patch on Facebook! As always with a Best of St. Charles article, you vote by leaving a comment at the end of this story. If you want to throw …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The St. Charles restaurant was selected by St. Charles Patch readers.
The carnivores have spoken. Their pick for the best steak in St. Charles is: St. Charles Place. A quick walk through the menu reveals why this St. Charles restaurant, which “brings back the times of the classic supper club,” is a meat-eaters paradise. The top special (labeled “Divine!” on the website menu) is the Steak Au Poivre—black pepper encrusted Filet Mignon medallions or Manhattan cut strip steak that’s finished in a cognac sauce. And don’t forget about the restaurant’s famous steak burgers. St. Charles Place grinds it own tenderloin steak into half-pound burgers. "Thank you to all our patrons for letting us survive for 18 years," said Thomas Niforatos of St. Charles Place. "And we will see you all again soon for what I agree is …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Don't be shy! Leave a comment to cast your vote.
It’s Saturday (or whenever you do your shopping) and you’re getting ready to brave the crowds and grab the necessary sundries. But where do you go? Our “Best of” series takes us inside the grocery bags of St. Charles. What’s the best grocery store in St. Charles? Whether you’re a coupon clipper or a list maker, you know where your favorite place is. Tell us in the comments. As usual, only one comment per user. You’ll have until Friday night to cast your vote. (Editor's Note: This list of grocery stores isn't exhaustive. It's just meant to spark inspiration. You don't have to pick just from the list below.) Blue Goose Market—A hometown choice, the Blue Goose is the neighborhood grocery store in downtown St. Charles. It’s family-owned and a …
Monday, October 17, 2011
St. Charles Patch readers picked their favorite.
St. Charles Patch readers have spoken. Their top choice for “Best Breakfast” in St. Charles is the Copper Fox Café. Copper Fox’s location, 305 W. Main St., is in the city’s historic district, inside a remodeled building constructed in the early 1900s. A relatively new addition to downtown St. Charles, the café features eggs, crepes and pancakes on its breakfast menu. Many other items are available; check out the full menus. This family-owned business also was featured as part of the Mystery Diner series for the Kane County Chronicle. You can find the link to the article on the Copper Fox's homepage. But don't just take our word for it. Watch a video with chef and owner Dimitri Lolis explaining what the Copper Fox is all about.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
After a brief hiatus, the Best of St. Charles series is back.
This week, we have a question about a deceptively simple staple of dining: the steak. Vegetarians need not apply. We want to know who has the best steak in St. Charles. Whether you prefer a thick, juicy porterhouse or a grilled-to-perfection fillet, you can vote for your favorite here. As usual, pick your favorite (whether it's the list provided or is a place you know) and leave a comment on this story. Your comment is your vote. Remember: Only vote per reader. Follow St. Charles Patch on Facebook! Bistro One West: The grilled Waygu steak (Waygu or Wagyu is known for its excellent marbling and good quality) comes with avocado butter and fingerling home fries. Al Capone’s Hideaway and Steakhouse: It says it right in the name. This landmark …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Patch's "Best Of St. Charles" series will offer readers the chance to vote on some of their favorites in the city.
In St. Charles Patch’s first-ever “Best of St. Charles” series, I’ve received so much positive feedback in the comments, Facebook posts and Tweets. I can’t thank you all enough for the response. But, on to the good stuff—and that would be the result of the “Best Burger” contest. I think a little disclaimer might be in order before we begin. This simply was an unscientific comment poll (as they all will be in the "Best of St. Charles" run) and doesn’t reflect any particular endorsement on the part of St. Charles Patch or me. I’ve had a meal in just about every restaurant, establishment and watering hole in St. Charles and I can honestly say I’ve never been disappointed. I love the food in this city. It seems that a few of our readers, …
Monday, September 19, 2011
We want to know what you like. Leave a comment to vote.
Editor's Note: This list has been updated since it was first published. You shouldn’t start your day without a good meal. And St. Charles has no shortage of places to get such a meal. Last week, we asked who offered your favorite burger. We’ll post the results from that on Tuesday. Now, we want to know your favorite place for breakfast. Follow St. Charles Patch on Facebook! Now, keep in mind, when we say breakfast, we mean a place where you can sit down and have a full meal or draw from a selection of breakfast foods. We’ll have a future article asking about your favorite pastries or bakery soon enough. Without further buildup, let the voting begin. Please choose your favorite places, whether from the list below or otherwise, to vote: (If …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Here is your chance to pick your favorite.
UPDATED: Everyone has a favorite burger and here’s a chance to endorse yours. In July, St. Charles Patch ran this list of every burger (or nearly so) we could find in the city for National Hamburger Day. Now, we’re following up with a question: What’s your favorite? Look through the selections and, once you have your favorite, leave a comment telling us about it. Please keep it to one vote per reader. Follow St. Charles Patch on Facebook! We’ll keep this going for a week. The results will be posted next Monday morning. Here's the list, in no particular order: