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One of the places 22nd Century Media traveled to for The Dish is the new pizza place Joey's in Orland Park opened next to its eatery on the same lot. 22nd Century Media File Photo
Bill Jones, Managing Editor
1:37 pm CST December 30, 2018

Restaurants pride themselves on secret ingredients. They can’t tell you the exact mix of spices that make those baby back ribs taste so good. They might assure you a sauce isn’t going to trigger any allergies, but good luck getting the recipe. And they sure as heck won’t explain the techniques handed down from generation to generation.

But figuring out what makes a restaurant tick doesn’t have to be such a mystery. Sometimes, businesses wear what makes them special on their sleeves — figuratively and literally.