Friday, December 21, 2012
Most local grocery stories will be open on Christmas Eve, but not on Christmas Day
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Amy Johnson
Friday, December 21, 2012
As you rush out madly for last minute supplies for Christmas dinner, area grocery stores will be there with their doors open for you — at least early in the day on Christmas Eve. They’ll be closing their doors early that day, so you’ll probably want to head out early for your supplies. And don’t even think about waiting to buy your Christmas coffee cake until Christmas Day, because you’ll be hard-pressed to find a nearby grocery store open. Here is a round-up of grocery store hours in Glenview and Northbrook on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Dominick’s 1340 Patriot Blvd, Glenview , (847) 657-3124 4125 Dundee Road, Northbrook , (847) 498-3304 The stores will be open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day. Jewel …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The national grocery store chain is pulling Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice off the shelves over a Listeria risk.
Trader Joe's has announced a recall of about 4,865 pounds of its frozen dish, Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice, over concerns the item might be contaminated with Listeria, the Huffington Post reports. According to the L.A. Times, the chicken dish was produced at the Canadian company Aliya's, which issued the voluntary recall. Though it seems seems the chicken did not reach Illinois, the recalled item was sold across the United States, in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington D.C., according to CNN. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Listeria can cause hospitalization or death…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Amidst a nation-wide recall on more than 100 products, the North Shore's branches of the grocery store chain are offering refunds to customers who recently bought the items.
Trader Joe’s corporate officials say they are acting “out of an abundance of caution” and ordering the recall of several house brand nut butter products over salmonella concerns. “Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter” should not be eaten, the Monrovia-based specialty grocery chain said. “We have no confirmed information that suggests this peanut butter is unsafe to eat,” the company stated. But the food should not be eaten “pending health-related inquiries.” Shortly after the peanut butter recall, the company decided to recall cashew butter, tahini and roasted blanched peanut products, all of which are manufactured at the same Sunland, Inc. plant in New Mexico, CNN reports. According to the Centers for Disease Control and …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Sunset Foods comes in second, Trader Joe's third in our Readers' Choice poll.
There's no doubt in the minds of our readers as to where they like to fill up their shopping carts: it's Whole Foods Market. Earlier: What's Your Favorite Grocery Store? Almost half of the 187 respondents - 89 - in our poll, said it's the Willow Road market. Coming in second with 68 votes, or 36 percent, was Sunset Foods. The third place winner was Trader Joe's with 11, or 5 percent, of the votes. Whole Foods has become a centerpiece of a growing interest in organic and locally-grown food. But while the market's been slammed for having over-the-top prices, (think "whole paycheck", according to CNN Money), respondents noted that concern about Sunset Foods, which has had a presence in Northbrook and other North Shore communities for years.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Forget the butter for your mashed potatoes? We've got you covered.
It happens to the best of us: it's two hours until Thanksgiving dinner, you have a bird in the oven, veggies simmering on the stove, and suddenly you realize that important ingredient you desperately need is nowhere to be found. To save you some time driving around in search of an open grocery store, we've compiled a list of Thanksgiving hours at local stores. Let us know in the comments if we've missed one! Dominick's, 4125 Dundee Road: 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. Garden Fresh Market, 275 Skokie Boulevard: 7 am. - 6 p.m. Jewel Osco, 2775 Pfingsten Road: 6 a.m. - 4 p.m. Jewel Osco, 16 S. Waukegan Road: 6 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunset Foods, 1127 Church Street: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Trader Joe's, 127 Skokie Boulevard: closed Whole Foods, 840 Willow Road: 7 a.m. - 3 p…
Friday, October 28, 2011
Patch readers overwhelmingly support major redevelopment of downtown shopping center.
Earlier this week, Patch asked for your opinion on what the village should do with Meadow Plaza, the shopping center at Cherry Lane and Meadow Road that is among several areas of downtown Northbrook being studied for redevelopment. Given the choice of simply sprucing up the shopping center, leaving it to developers and property owners to manage, or razing it and building new residential buildings above parking garages, our readers overwhelmingly favored the complete rehaul. The village is studying Meadow Plaza, among other areas, with the help of a $100,000 Regional Transportation Authority grant to create a comprehensive, transit-oriented plan for the downtown. Last week, a consultant hired by the village presented more than a dozen …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Discount shop of upscale retailer expects to hire 40 when it opens at the Village Square center.
Lovers of name-brand clothing at off-brand prices will soon have another option to choose from in Northbrook. A Saks Fifth Avenue is scheduled to open one of its OFF 5th outlet stores in November at the Village Square shopping center on Skokie Boulevard, according to a release from Mid-America Asset Management Inc. The new store will occupy 25,900 square feet of space in the shopping center and is expected to employ 40 to 50 people, according to Robert Wallstrom, president of the upscale retailer's discount sibling. “We look forward to contributing to employment growth in the Northbrook area,” he said in the release. Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th stores offer designer clothing and accessories for men, women and children as well as home goods…
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Simply teaching our kids to say please and thank you does not mean we are teaching them to be respectful and kind to others. We need to do better and expect more from one another.
I usually give people the benefit of the doubt. If the smile I give a stranger isn’t returned, maybe it’s because that person is having a rough day. If a fellow shopper pushes in front of me, perhaps she didn’t see me clearly standing in line. But let’s get serious. People, too many of them, are rude, inconsiderate, needlessly unhappy and downright nasty. I’ve been thinking for some time about writing a column about all the complaining I hear from people about every topic under the sun. And then, like a sign from the universe, a particularly nasty shopper at Bed, Bath and Beyond last week had the nerve to start up with me. What’s going on here? Sadly, inappropriate attitudes are nothing new. In my opinion, Northbrook—generally …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Family meals do not have to be stressful! Make a simple and delicious meal with some of these trusted favorites.
Center Stage Certainly the star of many Passover tables, this brisket is as delicious as it is simple to make. I wish I could remember which food magazine instructed me to load my slow cooker in this order: 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced; 2 garlic cloves, smashed; 4 lb. brisket, trimmed; salt and pepper to taste; 2 C. low sodium chicken broth. Cover, and cook on high for 6 hours. Mine came out so tender, it broke in two while I was trying to pull it out of the pot. Find your brisket at one of our local butcher shops: Northbrook’s Elegance in Meat or Glenview’s Reagan Meats. Garnish If you want to garnish your delicious brisket, look to the same source as our groceries. From Jewel, Barry's Matzah Salad uses red pepper, cucumber and chives to…