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20 | April 12, 2018 | The Lockport Legend LOCKPORT 18445 Thompson Ct. Tinley Park, IL Call: (708) 342.0900 Visit our showroom to view our wide selection of products Mention this ad and get 10% off all service products • Windows • Interior & Exterior Doors • Mirrors & Glass • Professional Installation & Service • Reglazing • Shower Doors For over 50 years, Schaaf has serviced the Chicagoland area with high quality products designed to improve your home. Call us today for a free estimate on window replacements. Follow us on dining out the Lockport Legend | April 12, 2018 | 21 The Dish Chuy’s Tex-Mex offers a different kind of fusion Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor True or False? Traditional Mexican tacos are served topped with cheese? If you guessed true, you would be wrong according to Jose Salazar, general manager at Chuy’s in Orland Park. Lucky for those cheeselovers out there, Chuy’s serves both traditional and Texan-inspired dishes, and some with a little bit of both. The chain started in Austin, Texas in 1982 and has nearly 100 locations, mostly spread across the South,East Coast and Central Great Plains. Hallmarks of the chain include a nacho car, a self-serve nacho bar situated in the trunk of a Buick 1958,and the chihuahua bar, where visitors can bring a framed picture of their dogs to hang up and receive a free appetizer to boot. Salazar said last week there were almost 300 pups adorning the walls and bar area, but he is hoping to get that number up to at least 1,000. One room is reserved as the hubcap room, where the ceiling in the original location was painted purple, and — because of the owners’ displeasure with the color — consequently covered with a variety of hubcaps. Upon closer inspection, the iconic purple paint can be seen between the gleaming hubcaps at the Orland Park location. Many of the same things can be found at all Chuy’s locations — including the menu, nacho car, chihuahua bar, indoor palm tree decor and hubcap room — but the artwork adorning the walls, the design and layout are unique to each location. Most of the decor in the restaurant is brought in from Mexico, where Salazar said the company tries to support local artists, including those who have been making the more than 1,000 handcarved wooden fish on the ceiling in the bar area. Chuy’s opened March 27, and so far Salazar said the Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom chicken enchiladas ($12.29) have been among the most popular menu items. He said what sets the dish apart are the fresh ingredients, inhouse roasted chicken and, of course, the Boom-Boom sauce. The Boom-Boom sauce, one of a variety of sauce options at Chuy’s, is made with cheese, roasted New Mexican green chiles, tomatillos, green onions, cilantro and lime juice, as well as some “secret spices.” The creamy jalapeño sauce, although originally served as only a salad dressing, has become a favorite, Salazar added. It is a ranchbased sauce with a jalapeno kick, and people put it on everything from tortilla chips to burritos and tacos. Chuy’s even sells the creamy jalapeño sauce in 32-ounce take-home containers for those who cannot live without it. Their burritos ‘big as yo’face,’ tacos, house specialties and enchiladas are served with freshly cooked Mexican or green chile rice, and house-made refried orcharro beans. Their burritos are made with homemade tortillas stuffed with refried beans and cheese ($9.99), seasoned ground sirloin ($10.29), oven-roasted chicken ($11.29), or fajita chicken or beef ($11.99). The Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken ($12.29) is Chuy’s 15610 S. LaGrange Road in Orland Park Hours • 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday • 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday For more information … Web: Phone: (708) 403-5334 a popular Chuy’s original recipe, featuring a chicken breast breaded with Lay’s potato chips, deep fried and topped with green chile sauce and cheddar sauce. Chuy’s connection to The King includes a small shrine within the restaurant and an annual celebration in January, during which patrons who dress up as Elvis or Priscilla Presley eat for free. Happy Hour at Chuy’s is from 4-7p.m. Monday-Friday, when visits to the nacho car are free of charge. Happy Hour also features drink specials including traditional or strawberry house ritas ($5.95) served frozen, on the rocks and made with fresh squeezed lime juice; the grande house ritas ($8.95), served in a pint glass with 1800 Silver tequila and extra Grand Marnier; the house Texas martinis ($9.75), made with top-shelf premium tequila and a choice of Cointreau, Grand Marnier, or Patron Citronge, and served with jalapeño-stuffed olives; and domestic beers ($4). Other specialty drinks on the menu at Chuy’s include the Chuy’s Brew, a frozen lime margarita topped with a 7-ounce Corona, and seasonal sangrias made with fresh fruit. Salazar said Chuy’s regularly partners with local organizations such as The Bridge Teen Center in Orland Park and area schools for fundraisers. For more information on upcoming events and fundraisers, visit www.chuys. com/community. Dr. Mary Ellen Hoye, DDS ENDODONTICS, PERIODONTICS, ORAL SURGERY, ORTHODONTICS WE ARE ALWAYS WELCOMING NEW PATIENTS! Michelle Kuta, RDH Team Member 4 Years The Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boomchicken enchiladas ($12.29) at Chuy’s feature freshly roasted, hand-pulled chicken and cheese inside homemade tortillas topped with Boom- Boom sauce. Amanda Stoll/22nd CenturyMedia — Our Dental Hygienists — WELCOMING Amanda Graham, RDH EXPRESS 10-MINUTE WHITENING Help us Support Introductory Special with your cleaning $ 38 or procedure! — $49 Drop-InWhitening — by having your oral cancer screening $ 25 (you don’t need to be a patient of record) — We speak English, Romanian, French, Spanish and Polish — 15927 S. Bell Rd, Homer Glen 60491 • (708) 301-3444 •