by Steven Doyle
Earlier today my friend who runs the whimsical Oh So Cynthia webby called out in terror when she received word that the Highland Park Middle School cafeteria would be shut down until October. This means thousands of Parkie moms will have to pay their housekeepers overtime to create a satisfying meal for their children to take to school.
Or you might look at a few suggestions from our staff. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photos by Joy Zhang
Last month we extolled the virtues of our very favorite fast food restaurant, Start. Using healthy, real and local ingredients, Start is a perfect choice for anyone on the go. The fast walk up and drive through experience makes this an incredible selection for all meals throughout the day. Today we were sent the official word that brunch service is in full swing. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The fast casual restaurant Start opened its doors back in August to a very eager and hungry crowd and has been busily creating a special menu of “good for you” foods that do not taste like diet fare. Start was conceived by Erin McKool who also created the menu and used her own recipes from home. This meant buying all the very best ingredients such as grass-fed beef, local honey and produce.
“Before my son was born I knew I was going to start a restaurant. After he was born I realized there was this niche you couldn’t find. There were no fast food places to dine that were healthy. I had a few go to places like Zoey’s, but you still had to deal with parking. You couldn’t go do a drive-through if you had someone asleep in the back. I started something I wanted, and I figured I was a pretty good representation of what people want,” said McKool. Continue reading