Pork and Mindy’s Coming To Elmwood Park Comments Off


March 13, 2019

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“Sandwich King” Bringing Pork & Mindy’s to Elmwood Park

ELMWOOD PARK -  Elmwood Park is pleased to announce that a Pork & Mindy’s restaurant, started by local celebrity Jeff “The Sandwich King” Mauro, is coming to Restaurant Row. The restaurant will feature a rooftop patio and is expected to be open by early 2020.

Billed as “Creative BBQ,” the restaurant will be located at 7528 W. North Avenue on Restaurant Row. The property was purchased by the Village in 2018 with the goal of bringing a new restaurant into the thriving district.

“A vital community has thriving businesses,” said Elmwood Park Village President Angelo “Skip” Saviano. “Part of our job is helping new businesses find the right location in our community and that’s exactly what happened to bring Pork & Mindy’s to Restaurant Row.”

Pork & Mindy’s will open after spending approximately $1.4 million to renovate the existing structure. The Village is selling the property for $500,000.

“Elmwood Park is known as a great place to eat,” said Trustee Angelo Lollino. “Not only do we have terrific food, these restaurants contribute an enormous amount to our local economy. All of the residents of Elmwood Park benefit by having businesses like Pork & Mindy’s come to our community.”

Born in Elmwood Park, Mauro partnered with his longtime friend Kevin Corsello to start Pork & Mindy’s. There are currently four Pork & Mindy’s restaurants in Chicago.

Jeff Mauro is nationally known as “The Sandwich King” and Pork & Mindy’s has no shortage of fantastic offerings including creations like Bao to the Pork, the Chicago Cheesesteak, and the Frick’N Chick’N Salad Roll.



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Also please note that the current recycling bin is the one you will use for all future recycling items. This can will be picked up by Lakeshore during your scheduled pick up day. 

Chicago Magazine Recognizes Johnnie’s Beef Comments Off

jibexterior-lElmwood Park eatery featured on March cover

ELMWOOD PARK – Elmwood Park announced today that Johnnie’s Beef on North Avenue will be featured in the March edition of Chicago Magazine as one of the best places to eat in the suburbs. An artist’s rendering of the restaurant graces the cover of the magazine and pays homage to Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks painting which is housed at the Art Institute.

“Johnnie’s is a national food icon right here in Elmwood Park,” said Elmwood Park Mayor Angelo “Skip” Saviano. “It’s also a testament to the history of good food in our town. From Jim and Pete’s to New Star to Café Cubano and everything in between, there is a tremendous wealth of fantastic restaurants in Elmwood Park.”

The March issue of Chicago Magazine features the best that the suburbs have to offer. Opening in 1961, Johnnie’s Beef has long been a staple food attraction in the Chicago region, luring celebrities and locals alike to dine on their signature dish, the Italian Beef sandwich. The late food Critic Anthony Bourdain last visited the restaurant in 2012.

Located in Elmwood Park’s booming Restaurant Row, Johnnies is one of the best known of many eateries that have helped drive an attractive restaurant scene. The village is so well known for their food options that they have their own restaurant week called Dine-In Elmwood Park, which runs from February 15-24 this year, as well as their ever-popular Taste of Elmwood Park every summer.

“If you want to get out and eat good food any day of the week, come to Elmwood Park,” said Saviano. “It’s all right here, from fine dining to street food, no one should ever leave Elmwood Park hungry.”


Eggsperience Now Open! Comments Off

egg2 egg3Eggsperience, the new Breakfast and Lunch restaurant is now open in the circle at 16 Conti Parkway!

Hours are Monday thru Friday, 6am – 3pm and Saturday and Sunday, 7am – 3pm.

Stop in for a delicious meal and welcome our new neighbors to town!