Monday, November 26, 2012
Come to Geneva's Tom & Eddie's from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, to sample "The Pineapple Express" and other Geneva High School marketing class burger creations.
The task is simple: create an edible, easily marketable burger for a local establishment to sell to perspective customers. The students of Eric Hatczel's Marketing I class have been given this task to better understand the inner workings of how businesses get their products sold and popularized in a community. "The goal is to really just challenge us as marketing students," said senior Kristen Schrotenboer, 17, "The project tries to get us to think and be creative on how marketing works. Its true purpose is to make us think out of the box and find ways to succeed and be better than our competition." The project tries to capture the fundamental task of a business: to create an original product and make a profit from said project. It's a …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Bistro One West and Pi Pizza close for good, and Isacco Kitchen closes to retool. But other businesses are opening their doors in St. Charles.
If you’ve looked around downtown St. Charles over the past several weeks, you might have noticed there are a few less places to eat. That certainly was noticed by some of St. Charles Patch’s Facebook followers in recents weeks. Pi Pizza Perfection, 102 E. Main St., closed in late October. A city official confirmed the closure but had no details. While its website does not indicate it has closed, calls to the business are met consistently with a busy signal. The restaurant had served pizza, pasta and other Italian fare for more than a decade. Another casualty is Bistro One West, 1 W. Illinois St. St. Charles Patch learned last week the restaurant is closed, and a short, one-sentence statement on Bistro One West’s website adds confirmation…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Geneva police partnered with Tom & Eddie’s on Saturday, Aug 25 and raised more than $2,500 for Special Olympics Illinois during a one-day event titled, 'Burgers & Badges'
Uniformed officers from the Geneva Police Department served Tom & Eddie’s customers on Saturday, Aug. 25 as part of fundraiser titled “Burgers & Badges” at the Shops at Geneva Commons, 1042 Commons Drive. Tom & Eddie’s donated ten percent of net sales for the day, more than $2,500 to the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. In addition to the ten percent donation by Tom & Eddie’s, raffle tickets were sold to win a 2013 Harley-Davidson. In October, six winners’ names will be drawn, and the six will be invited to Special Olympics headquarters in Bloomington, IL, where each will be given a key. Only one key will start the Harley. The other five winners will receive 50-inch big screen TVs worth $1,000 each. Geneva has …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Niche makes Top Ten List of Best American Restaurants in the Chicagoland area according to OpenTable survey.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
More than a million diners voted for OpenTable’s 2012 Diners’ Choice of the Best American Restaurants in the Chicago area, putting Geneva's Niche on the Top 10 list. "Niche is proud to have made the list as they use OpenTable frequently to allow diners to make reservations in a convenient way at no cost," Niche owners said in an e-mailed press release. Once guests have made the reservations online at OpenTable and finished dining at the restaurant, they are sent a Dining Feedback form, which they can rate the experience. According to the feedback reviews, Niche is rated just shy of five full stars and won an additional nine awards for the West Suburbs, including the categories of Best Service, Notable Wine List, Best Overall and Best …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The West Chicago Italian restaurant will expand to downtown Batavia this year. The Batavia City Council voted on some items for the business on Monday night.
A West Chicago restaurant staple will have a downtown Batavia location as early as next month. Pal Joey’s will open its second store in the former Fox’s on the River location at 31 N. River St. by a working date of late June. The Batavia City Council voted Monday to approve a Tax Increment Finance, or TIF, Redevelopment Agreement for Pal Joey’s. The agreement includes a grant of $25,000 under the city’s Downtown Improvement Grant Program, and a loan of up to $75,000. City Council aldermen also voted in favor of a liquor license for the shop. “(City of Batavia) staff views Pal Joey’s as a potential restaurant anchor for the North River Street district and the city’s financial support is essential for this development to take place,” …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The nominations are in. Now it's time to pick your favorite Mother's Day brunch!
The nominations are in for best Mother's Day brunch in the Tri-Cities! Here are the finalists, based on your recommendations and those of the Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles chambers of commerce. Some we had to leave out because they're a little too far outside the city limits. Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13. Which of the following offers the best Mother's Day brunch? Claddagh Irish Pub, 1702 Commons Dr., 630-208-0337 Fiora’s, 317 S. Third St., 630-262-1317 Atwater's Restaurant, 15 S River Lane, 630-208-7433 The Little Traveler, 404 S. Third St., 630-232-4200 Mill Creek Golf Club, 39w525 Herrington Drive, 630.208.7272 Eagle Brook Country Club, 2288 Fargo Boulevard, 630-208-4653 Hotel Baker, 100 W. Main St., 630.584.2100 Pheasant Run …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
New Mediterranean restaurant in former Rib House building in Geneva promises a menu that's "a little different than anything else out there."
When it opens at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, Geneva's newest restaurant offers the promise of Mediterranean food the likes of which you've maybe never experienced before. Riganato Old World Grille is all about home cooking, and it's not fancy, but it will be "delicious and comforting," says the owner and chef, Jim Nicolaou. Nicolaou—with his family's help—has put his heart and soul into make the former Rib House property at 700 East State St. into a thing of beauty. The exterior has been remodelled, the interior seats 50, with an outdoor patio that seats an additional 20. A parking lot replaces the Rib House's rustic gravel drive, and Spanish tile adorns the roof. Jim learned to cook from the best possible teacher, his grandmother, and …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Orlando's Pizza is a family favorite.
The Nagel family carried out to Orlando's Pizza Friday night. We do that a lot. We also go for dinner at Orlando's a lot. And we try to get to as many pizza places in Geneva as we possibly can, because they're all great. But we keep going back to Orlando's. Great service, great pizza. One night not so long ago, Paula and the kids went there, and when they varied from their usual selections, the server asked, "No garlic bread tonight?" I just love that kind of friendly, personal service. Today, we're happy to announce that Orlando's Pizza has claimed its Patch listing. By claiming its listing, Orlando's is now able to upload photos and vidoes, provide additional information about its menu and specials, link to its own website and Facebook …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
"They moved out, unbeknownst to us," leasing manager says.
A trendy St. Charles taco bar that opened less than two years ago has quietly and suddenly closed. The leasing agent for the shopping center on West Main Street that Fat Rosie's Taco & Tequila Bar was located at told St. Charles Patch on Tuesday that restaurant management left sometime over the weekend. "They moved out, unbeknownst to us," said Ryan Corcoran, CEO and property manager of Corcoran Comercial Real Estate. Corcoran said was informed over the weekend that the restaurant had been virtually abandoned and that it came as a surprise to him. A number of St. Charles Patch readers and followers wrote to ask about the apparent closing of the popular Mexican restaurant. @danmajewski on Twitter told Patch he had dined at Fat Rosie's on …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Hey, Geneva businesses! When you claim your Patch listing, you can upload photos and add information that gives you a powerful marketing tool and search engine optimization!
We're happy announce that Fiora's has claimed its Patch listing. As you might have noted, Fiora's was the first stop on our "You Rate the Restaurant" series. By claiming its listing, Fiora's is now able to upload and feature photos, provide additional information about goods and services, link to its own website and Facebook page via Patch and more. We encourage Geneva business owners to claim your listings on Geneva Patch. You not only get a great marketing tool but the advantages of Aol's powerful Search Engine Optimization. Here's a video on how to claim your business listing.