Noshing Around

Cora's Café Has New Digs

Cora's Café, a little café that's been located at 24 W. Irvington Road for decades, has relocated to the building that used to house Cilantro's Colombian Grill, at 4525 S. Park Ave. Breakfast-burrito connoisseurs and fans of authentic Mexican food will definitely want to check this place out; after our first visit, we were wishing we'd discovered it far sooner. The atmosphere is a bit on the unpolished side, but the food more than makes up for it; 294-2146.

Corn From the Cloister

The Congregation of Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration has opened a popcorn business that operates out of the Benedictine Monastery at 800 N. Country Club Road. Prayerfully Popped makes popcorn in classic, sweet, savory, seasonal and decadent varieties, and purchasing it supports all the nice things nuns do. Historically, the group has made communion wafers and other church-related goods to make money, and the hope is the "corn from the cloister" will supplement that a little. Find more information and some great pictures at

High Steaks

Casino Del Sol at 5655 W. Valencia Road is opening a new restaurant called P.Y. Steakhouse. The eatery will offer dinner service from 5 to 11 p.m., nightly, and will have a lounge and bar area where guests can enjoy drinks and cigars. Chef Jason Jonilonis—who is said to have quite a command of ingredients indigenous to this area—is heading up the kitchen. We've also heard the steakhouse is bringing in some top talent to handle the wine program. We'll keep you posted as we learn more.

New: The Polish Cottage

A new restaurant called the Polish Cottage has opened at 4520 E. Broadway Blvd. Owner Robert Stawicki says he's serving up five kinds of pierogi, stuffed cabbage, Polish sausages, potato pancakes and all sorts of other great Polish eats. He's also offering a decent selection of Polish beer, vodka and liquor. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; and noon to 7 p.m., Sunday; 891-1244.

A Sweet Idea

Michelangelo Ristorante Italiano at 420 W. Magee Road is commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating proceeds from sales of desserts in the month of October to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a foundation dedicated to breast-cancer awareness and research;; 297-5775.

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