After 5 years since the Vernon Hills Chili’s Bar and Grill closed, a new Chili’s is proposed at the Aspen Pointe shopping center on Route 60. This is exciting news for me. I love fresh, authentic chips and salsa, but Chili’s chips and salsa is consistently good, even though it certainly doesn’t qualify as authentic. With the closest Chili’s being in Waukegan, we don’t go out to dinner there too often. But with the return of Chili’s and summer I’m especially excited about the outdoor dining area as reported in the Lake County News Sun :
The new Chili’s will have seating for 184 people in the dining room and bar, 96 parking spaces, and a Chili’s To Go area for pick up items. An outdoor dining area also is planned between the Chili’s and Buffalo Wild Wings.
The location of Aspen Pointe shopping center is just east of Butterfield Road on Route 60 (Townline Rd.). The restaurant is propsoed to be located right next to the existing Buffalo Wild Wings.
In addtion to the chips and salsa, my personal favorite is the Margarita Grilled Chicken. How could I not like anything with margarita in it?
Construction will start in the spring and should be completed by August 2010. Just in time to enjoy the outdoor patio with some chips and salsa and a margarita (on the rocks, no salt).
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