Friday, May 3, 2013
Smoked salmon pastrami has become a signature appetizer at upscale Deerfield bistro.
Smoked salmon, cream cheese and potato pancakes are traditional delicatessen fare but Bobby’s Deerfield has crafted the three ingredients into a popular appetizer at its upscale American bistro with an Italian influence. Earlier: Bobby’s Deerfield Plans Sumptuous Menu Bobby’s first turns the smoked salmon into a Pastrami before putting it over a layer of cream cheese which sits atop a potato pancake. It was part of a special tasting for Patch before the eatery opened in October and has been a popular dish since day one. “We like smoked salmon, potato pancakes and cream cheese and tried to come up with all three in one dish,” co-owner Bobby Arifi said. “Smoked salmon and cream cheese are traditional together.” The difference was putting …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Tell us where you ate the item and why it’s a must try in the comment section.
Why order a hot dog when you can have a fowler? From movie-inspired sandwiches to Chili Bombs at an Evanston hot dog shop. North Shore Foodie Finds has trekked to some interesting eateries in search of the strange and delicious. We want to know, what are some of your favorite food or drinks you tried in 2012? Tell us in the comment section below. To get your brains churning and possibly your bellies rumbling, here’s a look at what North Shore Foodie Finds devoured in 2012:
Friday, December 28, 2012
Several Deerfield businesses will be open, while others are taking the holiday off.
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Friday, December 28, 2012
If you’re feeling good enough to get out on New Year’s Day, several stores and restaurants will be open to welcome you. However, others will be hibernating until the second day of 2013. Some restaurants will run their regular hours, while others will have modified hours for New Years Day. Here is a sampling of spots you can and cannot visit. If you're looking to get a bite to eat out, Trax Tavern, 833 Deerfield Road, will be open from 11 a.m. to midnight, Biaggi's, 711 Deerfield Road, will be open from 11:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m., and Boston Blackies, 405 Lake Cook Road, also will be open its regular hours from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. You can also head to Ristorante Abruzzo, 483 Lake Cook Road, today from 4 to 8 p.m., and Rosebud, 560 Waukegan …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Activities throughout downtown Deerfield Friday and Saturday include horse drawn sleigh rides, a petting zoo, plenty of refreshments and Santa Claus.
Monday, November 12, 2012
A year and a half after Ron Miller’s death, his spirit keeps touching his students and colleagues. They came together at Bobby’s Deerfield Nov. 2.
Ron Miller founded Common Ground in Deerfield nearly 40 years ago and 18 months after his death he continues to touch people in and around Deerfield. Ten days ago his legacy brought a Deerfield writer, a Chicago vintner and Bobby’s Deerfield together. Common Ground is a center for “inquiry, study and dialogue,” according to its website, started by Miller and Jim Kenney in Deerfield in 1975 to study comparative religion. It has expanded to give offerings to deal with how spiritual, cultural and philosophical ideas impact human experience. One of the people Miller touched is Rosemary Hurwitz of Deerfield. She felt his spirit Nov. 1 when she learned she would be a published author and the next day when she was dining at Bobby’s Deerfield with…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Diners fill the tables and bar on new restaurant’s first night of business.
Bobby’s Deerfield opened Tuesday with a full restaurant, people at the bar and a few people waiting for tables at 7 p.m. Deerfield’s newest eatery started letting customers in at 4:30 p.m. Earlier: Bobby’s Deerfield Plans Sumptuous Menu “We’re happy to be here,” co-owner Bobby Arifi said. “The reception for us has been completely overwhelming. We’re going to have 150 people here and that’s a great opening night. We won’t be serving lunch until the 29th.” People were ordering hamburgers, steaks, seafood and pasta a well as having conversation and drinks at the bar. Two guests, Deerfield Public Schools District 109 Board of Education member Steve Schwartz and his wife, Miriam Schwartz, are fans of Arifi’s other restaurant, Café Lucci in …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Owners of Village’s newest eatery set tentative date to serve first meal.
Final touches are being put on the Village’s newest restaurant as Bobby’s Deerfield tentatively plans to open Oct. 16 in downtown Deerfield, according to co-owner Bobby Arifi. He calls the eatery an American bistro with an Italian influence. Arifi is awaiting final approval from the Village with nearly all work complete and employees energetically training to greet customers when they arrive next week. Wine was arriving Monday to be inserted into a wood and glass cabinet the public can see in the dining room. Earlier: Bobby’s Deerfield Plans Sumptuous Menu “We’re waiting for final approval from the Village and we’re ready to rock and roll,” Arifi said. The restaurant will initially be open for dinner and will serve lunch within a few weeks…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Beauty shop will follow Bobby’s Deerfield as new tenant of downtown shopping center.
Seta Salon’s move to downtown Deerfield from the Deerbrook Mall was accelerated Monday when the Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved a special use permit at Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting. After a request from owners Chuck and Seta Babikian to give the permit two weeks earlier than normal, the Board granted the application after being satisfied parking requirements imposed on the property owner would come to pass. Earlier: Seta Salon Moving to Downtown Deerfield The Babikians hope to have all work done on their new establishment and open for business at 655 Deerfield Road by the winter holidays. The Village’s major concern with the project is sufficient parking at the shopping center as empty spaces fill. The resolution was…
Friday, September 21, 2012
When Café Lucci’s signature dessert arrives in Deerfield, people are going to love it.
Welcome to North Shore Foodie Finds, where Patch showcases unusual eats available at restaurants around the North Shore. This week, we're spotlighting a trip to one of North Shore’s established restaurants which will be one of the area’s newest next month when Bobby and Augie Arifi, the owners of Glenview’s Café Lucci, open Bobby’s Deerfield. Though Café Lucci is an Italian restaurant, Bobby’s will be “an American bistro with an Italian influence,” according to Bobby Arifi. Patch was treated to a tasting of the new menu last week and was thrilled. After enjoying appetizers and main courses, it was time for dessert. After writing about the initial part of the menu Monday, Patch saved a review of Augie’s Chocolate Cake for last. The …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Hosted at their Glenview restaurant, the ever-popular Cafe Lucci, Arifi brothers Bobby and Augie invited Patch for a tasting of the soon-to-open Bobby's menu.
Wow! The Village is in for a treat when Bobby’s Deerfield opens downtown next month. Co-owner Bobby Arifi—he shares entrepreneurship with brother Augie Arifi—prepared a tasting of six dishes which will be on the menu for Deerfield’s newest eatery Thursday for Patch’s tasting at the brothers’ Glenview establishment, Café Lucci. Earlier: Deerfield’s Newest Restaurant Will Cater to Local Taste “We’ll be an American bistro with an Italian influence,” Arifi said when he brought his signage to the Village for approval last month. The demonstration we got Thursday was exactly that. We were more than pleased. Expectations were high but they raised the level to a new height. Arifi and his staff brought six dishes. One was an appetizer, another a …