Friday, May 11, 2012
We asked our readers: Where is the best place to take mom for a Mother's Day brunch in Skokie? See the results here.
Friday, May 11, 2012
While almost 30 people voted, it didn't stop our readers from picking Skokie's hottest restaurant, Libertad, as the best place to take mom for a Mother's Day Brunch this weekend. Libertad received 11 votes, or 39 percent. The next runner up was Annie's Pancake House with seven, or 25 percent. Read more: The Story Behind Skokie's Hottest Restaurant, Libertad Co-owner of Libertad, Armando Gonzalez, said he first came to America from Mexico with four quarters in his pocket. Now, he's looking to expand with business partner Marcos Riveria and open another restaurant in downtown Skokie. Some of the items served at Libertad this Mother's Day: French toast with habanero-butternut compote with roasted pineapple ice cream ($8); crab Benedict ($…
Friday, April 13, 2012
Imagine landing at a foreign airport with only $1 in your pocket. What would you do? And do you think you could go on to open one of the hottest restaurants in the area? Hear the story of Libertad's owners Armando Gonzalez and Marcos Rivera.
Armando Gonzalez first came to America from Mexico with only four quarters in his pocket. The money was supposed to be used to call his brother in Chicago to pick him up from O'Hare International Airport. Unfortunately, his brother never picked up, and Gonzalez found his way home by taking a train system he'd never seen before. That was in 1985, when Gonzalez was only 17. Fast forward to today, and the Mexican immigrant is cooking up a storm at Skokie's hottest restaurant, Libertad. Earlier this week, Chicago Magazine named it one of the top 20 newest restaurants in Chicago. The 35-year-old Gonzalez was at his restaurant at 7931 Lincoln Ave. on Tuesday. Before sitting down with Patch, Gonzalez was in the kitchen, coordinating with two …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Drive passed Libertad during the weekend and you’ll see this Latin restaurant slammed. Chicago Magazine also just ranked Libertad as one of the top new restaurants in Chicagoland. The issue comes out April 14.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Have you driven down Lincoln Avenue in downtown Skokie on a Saturday night recently? In case you were wondering, all the commotion is for this Latin restaurant, Libertad.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Skokie is known for its diversity and culture, making it an excellent destination to try something different with that special someone.
Here is a little known fact: More couples breakup around Christmas time than any other time of the year. That being said, it may be time to step up your game and take that special someone out for a romantic evening. If you're unsure where to go, don't fret, Patch has you covered! Here are five date night destinations that are sure to please: Libertad Want to know Skokie's new hot spot? Look no further than Libertad, a fine-dining Latin restaurant located at 7931 Lincoln Ave. Since opening its doors in early September, the restaurant has gained quite the following. The restaurant is helmed by Las Palmas’ Marcos Rivera and chef Armando Gonzalez of Chicago’s Bin 36 and MK. The spot features a bar with tall seats and multiple wall-mounted …