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Patch's Taste of Orland Park 2011 Dining Guide Part II

From teriyaki beef skewers to cake in a cup, Patch lists the best bites to sample at the Taste of Orland Park.

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

Heines McCarthy's

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

Zucchini: $2

Loaded Potato Wedges: $3

Nachos and Cheese: $3

Sam Maguire's

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

Palermo's

A Taste of Orland veteran, Palermo's is offering their famous thin crust pizza and homemade gelato.

Pizza

Gelato

Oberwies Dairy

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

Megan James August 04, 2011 at 02:32 PM
Live not to far from this, yet, haven't had any desire to go in years past. But thanks to Patch's pre-review articles, I'm going to stop by to support the soon to be displaced Orland Plaza tenents. Then try out a few of the new non-franchise restuarants. Seems like a nice way to taste small poritions without spending a lot to see if they're worth going back for their full menus. Thanks Patch reporters for covering this and letting us all know ahead of time :-)
Felicitas Cortez August 04, 2011 at 05:10 PM
You're welcome! Sampling all the food put a dent in my diet, but yes, it was worth it :) See you at the Taste!

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