Maybe you don't think of world-famous cuisine when you think of the western suburbs, but it is where you eat most of your meals and run most of your errands. That qualifies you as an expert on where to go.
While spots like the and are recognized regionally for their specialiteis (beer and burgers, respectively), Patch wants to know who Lisle residents designate the 'best of' in their village.
Over the next several weeks we'll be asking residents to vote for the local businesses they use and trust. We'll be pitting cuisines against each other (do you order your pizza from or ? ribs from or ?). In addition to restaurants, we want to know where you have your car tuned up, get your hair cut, take your drycleaning, even picnic.
We're kicking off the series with the first meal of the day: breakfast. Whether it's for your daily commute donut or Sunday morning feast, click on your favorite spot at the bottom of this article.
How to vote
Patch will introduce its Best Of candidates each Wednesday morning. Readers have until the following Wednesday afternoon to voice their opinion via poll or write-in vote in the comments section. For purposes of keeping the contest manageable, only establishments within village limits are eligible. (Chain options, like McDonald's or Starbucks, will always require a write-in vote.)
Recommend a regular dish, nail technician, drink? Have a favorite spot that's out of town? Make a note in the comments.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Best Of series is for-fun purposes only, because it's winter, and kind of boring. Voters are on the honor system. Please, keep comments constructive and friendly. This space is for celebrating who you think deserves to be called the best of the village, and obviously opinions will vary. We have a spot on the site for providing your specific customer experiences, and it's called our Places directory.
As always, anyone with questions about the contest or nominations (for future categories, businesses, or service providers) can contact Editor Karlie Baker at email@example.com.