Ten restaurants honored in Johnson Awards

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

The Oak Park Department of Public Health and Board of Health has issued its annual Johnson Awards to the top 10 restaurants in the village with the highest health inspection scores.

The awards are based on a two-year running average and are named after Oak Park's first lunchroom, which operated in the 1890s on Lake Street.

It is the fifth straight year for Buzz Café to be named a Johnson Award winner, making it the longest-running honoree.

The winners are: 

Boss Burrito, 1110 Westgate St. 

Penny's Noodle Shop, 1130 Chicago Ave. 

Sagano Sushi, 731 Lake St.

Buzz Café, 905 Lombard Ave.

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, 1038 Lake St.

Jerusalem Café, 1030 Lake St.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1128 Lake St. 

New Pot Restaurant, 727 Lake St.

Na Siam Thai Restaurant, 6851 North Ave.

Happiness Restaurant, 6222 Roosevelt Road

Timothy Inklebarger

Email: tim@oakpark.com

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Jim Coughlin  

Posted: October 3rd, 2018 1:20 AM

Congrats to all these fine establishments! Interesting there's a clever way to honor Oak Park's first lunchroom but the Village Board declined to designate a small stretch of street to recognize the significant contributions made to our community by Val Camilletti.

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