[Photos by Renee Tomell - firstname.lastname@example.org]
[Michael LaPidus of Brookfield created Butcher and The Wok for The District at Oakbrook Center.]
OAK BROOK – From all-American, slow-smoked meats to a wide array of ethnic favorites, The District adopts an international reach at Oakbrook Center, which recently introduced the new configuration of separate dining destinations gathered in one spot.
Many have outside patio seating in an area ringed with greenery and flowers, while indoors is a large food hall, appealingly split into sections for the various eateries with interesting seating options and tables sized from petite to communal.
The 14,000-square-foot space is home to quick-service options that complement the full-service restaurants at the shopping center. The District features Nando's Peri-Peri Chicken, Greek Kitchen, Freshii, DAVIDsTEA, Stan's Donuts & Coffee, Cilantro Taco Grill, DMK Burger Bar, Pie Five and Potbelly Sandwich Works.
Rounding out the selection is Butcher and The Wok, the creation of local restaurateur Michael LaPidus of Brookfield, known for launching Q-BBQ and the Hot Dog and Burger Co. in La Grange.