Patch's Taste of Orland Park 2011 Dining Guide

Southwest Egg Rolls to Watermelon Lemonade: Part one of our three part photo guide to all that is tasty at the Taste.

The time has come to give into those hunger pangs, as the Taste of Orland Park 2011 is just around the corner. With 17 restaurants on hand with their delectable goods, Patch staff and contributors (gladly) took on the task of trying the restaurants' offerings. It was a hard job, but somebody had to do it.

For more information about each vendor as well as entertainment, schedules and event information, see the Village of Orland Park's guide to the Taste.

-Baby's Steak and Lemonade

This is Baby's first year at the Taste of Orland and owners Hani and Amjad Sughayyer are excited to be a part of it.  They will be offering their Philly cheesesteak sandwich and their legendary icy lemonade.

Cheese Steak $3
Icy Lemonade $2.50

-Burrito Jalisco

Long-time veterans of the Taste of Orland, Burrito Jalisco will return this year with their fajitas, Burritos, taco dinner, and crowd favorite, the corn on the cob.

Choice of Steak/Chicken/Beef
      Fajitas $4
      Burrito $4
      Taco Dinner $4
      Corn on the Cob $2.50

-Cafe Gaston

Cafe Gaston has been a welcome presence at the Taste since it's inception and owners Nader and Yaser Elkayyal look forward to it every year.  Their selection of offerings is excellent and you cannot go wrong ordering any of their entrees.  I would recommend the bowtie pasta if you were to choose one thing from this vendor.

Chicken Bow Tie Pasta $4
Beef Bourgian $4
Crab Cake Sandwich $4
Blackened Chicken Sandwich $4
Fresh Fruit Smoothies $3

-Cooper's Hawk

Cooper's Hawk have been participating in the Taste since 2006 and offer crowd pleasing favorites.  The Over the Border Egg Rolls were tasty with a southwestern twist on the chicken egg roll.  The strawberries were just ok, but if you were to try one type I would suggest the tuxedo strawberry with the white and milk chocolate.

Over the Border Egg Rolls $4
Jambalaya $4
Chicken Tenders $4
Chocolate Covered Strawberries $4


Culvers is returning for their second year of participating in the Taste of Orland Park.  No doubt they will be a favorite for all of the kids that will be attending with their concrete mixer on the menu.  Owners Christina and Justin Obriecht are also residents of Orland Park and are looking foward the the event. 

Double Butterburger $4
Single Butterburger $3
Concrete Mixer $4
Fruit Cooler $4

-El Pueblito

This will be the first year that El Pueblito Restaurant will be participating in the Taste of Orland Park.  Owners Pascual and Maria Espinosa are excited to experience the event and have heard many good things about it.  Their tortas are delicous and fresh and definitely make it worth a stop by their booth at the taste.

Burritos $4
Tortas $4
Quesadillas $2
Quesadillas w/Meat $3
Chips & Salsa $2
Nachos $4
Tacos $2
Corn $2
Mexican Popsicles $2

Siead Zegar August 03, 2011 at 01:12 PM
Yummy! I hope the food tastes as good as it looks! Can't wait!
Nabeha Zegar August 03, 2011 at 06:26 PM
Right? Friday can't get here soon enough! I'll take one of everything please.


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