Support our Neighborhood Friends!

Crooked Oak Joel and Joe 13 We love Living and working in the Chicago area. It gives us the opportunity to work with many great residential and commercial clients. Below are some of our favorite places to eat, shop and relax.

Buckledown Brewery

A longtime client of Crooked Oak started Buckledown Brewery a couple of years ago. It's one of our favorite places for a great beer after a hard day's work. Stop by the next time you're in Lyons, IL. They're located at 8700 W 47th St., Lyons, IL. Learn more about Buckledown Brewery at

Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits

This Berwyn restaurants is one of our favorites. Enjoy great Mediterranean food, wine and company in a relaxing and contemporary atmosphere. Click here to check out their appearance on WTTW's Check Please. Autre Monde is located at 6727 W Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, IL. Learn more about them and view their menu at

Cigars & Stripes BBQ

If you're a fan of smoked meats, Cigars & Stripes is the place to go. The fun, relaxed atmosphere mixed with awesome food and a great selection of beer on tap make it a great hang out spot. Cigars & Stripes BBQ is located at 6715 Ogden Avenue, Berwyn, IL. Check out their full food and beer menu at Check out Cigars & Stripes' appearance on WGN's Chicago's Best:

Morning Bird Studio

A close friend of Crooked Oak started Morning Bird Studio a few years ago. If you're looking for a personal trainer in Chicago, it's the place to go. Morning Bird Studio is located at 3708 N Halsted, Chicago. Learn more about what they do at

Trigger Chicago

Another good friend of our started Trigger Chicago recently. The art space includes a recording studio, photography and casting space and event space. Learn more about Trigger Chicago at

Green Home Experts

If you're looking for eco-friendly home and garden supplies, you'll love Green Home Experts. They have everything from paint to countertops to toilets and cleaning supplies. Green Home Experts is located at 811 South Blvd., Oak Park, IL. Learn more about the store and the products they sell at

Old School Records, Vals Halla Records, Oak Park Records

We couldn't do a list of our favorite places without including these three record stores in Oak Park and Forest Park. We stop by these stores frequently to pick up new music for our collection. Old School Records is located at 7446 W Madison, Forest Park, IL. Visit their web site at Vals Halla Records is located at 239 Harrison St., Oak Park, IL. Their web site is at Oak Park Records is located at 179 S Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL. Visit them on Facebook at
Posted November 3, 2015