Maywood Lands Food Truck, CJ’s BBQ Cruiser, Which Debuts Sunday
Business / Food / Noted

Maywood Lands Food Truck, CJ’s BBQ Cruiser, Which Debuts Sunday

CJ’s BBQ Cruiser, which is likely Maywood’s first licensed food truck, will open for business on Sunday. | Below left, the truck’s chef and owner, Chris Jossell, making it official. || Photos provided Wednesday, March 1, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 4:50 p.m. When Maywood native and Proviso East graduate Chris Jossell decided … Continue reading

Local Veterans Could Benefit from Enhanced Food Access with Pantry Expansion
Community Development / Food / Noted

Local Veterans Could Benefit from Enhanced Food Access with Pantry Expansion

Volunteers with the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry sort through fruit. | Wednesday Journal File Thursday, January 19, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews In a recent statement, the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry announced that it will expand its service area to include Hines, where the Freedom’s Path housing complex is … Continue reading

Melrose Park Ruby Tuesday Restaurant Closes Abruptly
Business / Food

Melrose Park Ruby Tuesday Restaurant Closes Abruptly

Ruby Tuesday in Melrose Park, which closed this week. | zomato.com Friday, July 29, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || @village_free   Ironically enough, as the Chicago Tribune reports, “Tuesday was the last day you could eat at a Ruby Tuesday restaurant in Illinois.” The restaurant has 10 locations across the state, including one in Melrose Park, … Continue reading

With Good Food and Low Prices, Maywood Shrimp House Passes ‘First Year’ Test
Business / Community Notebook / Food / Maywood Politics

With Good Food and Low Prices, Maywood Shrimp House Passes ‘First Year’ Test

Atlantis ShrimpHouse owners Norvel “Dvonn” Smith, left, and Whitney Eichelberger in their Maywood seafood restaurant. The owners recently celebrated their first year in business in the village. | David Pollard/Village Free Press Sunday, June 12, 2016 || By David Pollard || UPDATED: 6/28/16 When it comes to seafood, especially shrimp, Whitney Eichelberger cuts no corner when preparing … Continue reading

Preckwinkle Visits Maywood To Announce New Food Security Initiative
Community Development / Food

Preckwinkle Visits Maywood To Announce New Food Security Initiative

A worker unloading food from a Greater Chicago Food Depository truck. | Roosevelt Institute  Wednesday, January 6, 2015 || By Nicholas Samuel || Updated: 11:26 PM Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was in Maywood on Jan. 5 to announce the creation of the Cook County Food Access Task Force—an entity that will be operated … Continue reading

LINK Cardholders Get Double Their Money At Oak Park Farmers Market
Community Notebook / Food

LINK Cardholders Get Double Their Money At Oak Park Farmers Market

LINK cardholder Wilhemena Robertson completes a purchase with Jessica Rinks and Bonnie Bishop at the Oak Park Farmers Market in Oak Park on Saturday, Oct. 10. The market’s Double Value Coupon Program allows LINK cardholders to double the value of their purchases up to $20. | WILLIAM CAMARGO/Wednesday Journal, Inc. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 || … Continue reading