Foodies rejoice! Stop counting calories, shun the diet and wear your loosest pants--it's time for the Taste of Orland Park.
In this second part of Patch's Taste of Orland Park Dining Guide, we list more of our favorite bites and steer you in the right direction to the best our town's restaurants have to offer.
Is your appetite ready for the challenge?
Mo's Chinese Kitchen
When we're hankering for some Chinese, there's only one place to consider: Mo's Chinese Kitchen. They're offering combination Taste platters sure to please every size appetite...and wallet.
Sweet & Sour Chicken: $2
2 item combo-$3, or 3 item combo-$4: choose from chicken fried rice, teriyaki chicken or beef skewers, eggroll, crab rangoon
Fresh Fruit Smoothie: $3
Heed their slogan, "Grab Some Heine's" and make this food booth a must-stop on your Taste tour. Chicken and shrimp, of course, are good; but better are the potato wedges loaded with cheese and bacon: your daily recommended intake of veggie, dairy and protein in a tidy $3 serving.
3pc chicken strips: $4
1/4 lb. fried shrimp: $4
Loaded Potato Wedges: $3
Nachos and Cheese: $3
Head over to this Taste of Orland veteran for a sample 'o Irish fare. Try the classic reuben sammie reinvented--same great flavors with the portability of a roll. A one-handed sandwich keeps your other hand free to hold a Sam McGuire's signature drink. Day-time manager and resident mixologist, Sue, recommends the Shillelagh--a cocktail made with fresh lemonade and vodka, $5.
Chicken Fingers: $4
Reuben Rolls: $4
Mini-Corned Beef Sandwiches: $4
Onion Rings: $3
Spinach Dip with Chips: $4
A Taste of Orland veteran, Palermo's is offering their famous thin crust pizza and homemade gelato.
Cool off with some sweet treats from Oberweis. There are lots to choose from, but if you only have a few bucks to spend, do so on a root beer float--a drink and a dessert for the price of one.
Ice Cream Sundae (Chocolate, Strawberry, Caramel): $4
Root Beer Float: $4
Ice Cream Tubes: $2
Ice Cream Sandwiches: $3.50
Juices and Milk: $1
Orland Park Bakery
While they may be first timers at the Taste, Orland Park Bakery's magic is no stranger in town. Sampling all their goodies in one sitting may be gastronomic mayhem in the making, but, if you had to try one, make it the Atomic Cake in a Cup. It's sweet, it's decadent, it's fresh and best of all, it's large enough to share.
Atomic Cake in a Cup: $3.75
Red Velvet Cupcake: $2
Chocolate Donut: $1
Apple Slices: $1.50
Strawberry Paczki: $2