Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Do you plan to enjoy some fries on Friday?
Friday the 13th is allegedly an unlucky day, but if you love French fries, July 13 is your lucky day. July 13 is National French Fry Day! According to Tom & Eddie's, "the average American eats about 29 pounds of fries annually, an impressive statistic that proves their popularity." Tom & Eddie's, which is giving away coupons for free French fries, provided this historical insight in a recent announcement on Vernon Hills Patch: "French fries did not originate in France as the name implies but in Belgium during the 1600′s. The term 'French fries' was coined in World War I by American soldiers who were introduced to them in Belgium. They should be called 'Belgium fries,' right? They were so named because Belgians speak French." People …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Vote for your favorite local hair salon; winner crowned Readers' Choice.
Which restaurant do you think has the best French fries? Thanks to your nominations, we have narrowed down the list to the top five from the northern Lake County area. They include: Bulldogs Burgers - Grayslake; Inovasi - Lake Forest; Tastee Freez - Grayslake; Sammie's - Grayslake; Dog N Suds - Grayslake. Help Patch determine the best of the best by voting for your favorite! Cast your vote by 5 p.m. Aug. 17 and help us decide who's best. Whichever restaurant receives the most votes will be named the Readers' Choice winner.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
See which restaurant was selected by readers' votes in the very spirited contest to select the best French fries in northern Lake County.
After 3,932 votes and more than 43 comments, we are pleased to announce the winner of the spirited Chowdown Showdown competition for best French fries in northern Lake County is Fodrak's in Libertyville! Fodrak's received 2,509 votes, or 63 percent, to take first place. Scooters in Lake Bluff received 1,380 votes, or 35 percent, to take second place in our Reader's Choice poll. The competition online was fast and furious as reader's shared their love of both restaurants. For more information on Fodrak's, visit their Business Directory listing on Libertyville Patch. Here are just a few of the comments from their fans:
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
You tell us who serves up the tastiest French fries from the top three finalists in this week's Chowdown Showdown competition. Which restaurant will be named French fry champion?
Readers love their French fries. That was evident in this week's Chowdown Showdown, where there were about 50 comments posted to answer the all-important question: who has the best French fry in northern Lake County? Based on your votes on Patch, and on Facebook and Twitter, here are the top three contestants in Grayslake, Lake Bluff and Libertyville. Now it is time to select the Chowdown Showdown French Fry Champion. Please note a change (outlined in the PDF at right) to way winners will be named. A point system will be used to score the contenders, which will be judged based on votes as well as on ratings in our business directory, Patch Places. In the event of a tie, the restaurant with the most positive comments on its listing and on …