Amelia's is continuing to develop relationships with local, independent farms to be able to serve fresh food while supporting the local economy. Establishing more relationships enables the Forest Park restaurant bar to bring in a wide variety of fresh ingredients.
"We strive to find the best ingredients and products produced by similar thinking small businesses," Sarah Amelia Houhoulis, owner of Amelia's, said.
Customers wanting more in-depth information about the produce that Amelia’s purchases can sign on to Facebook for pictures and details about where it came from.
Amelia’s is also serving new menu items this October. This new fall menu includes braised pork shank on chipotle/cheddar Spence Farm Blue Hopi grits, whole grain mustard broth and organic red chard, Indiana duck pasta, and winter veggie wraps. Everything on the new menu is moderately priced, ranging between $10 and $15.
Jake's Country Meats is supplying the all-natural, humanely raised pork shanks for Amelia's new menu. Little Farm on the Prairie now supplies Amelia's with free range eggs for the weekend breakfast menu, and Amelia's has also started getting greens and other organic produce from Purple Leaf Farms, which is located just around the corner from Amelia's, in Forest Park.
Amelia's takes reservations, walk-ins, takeout, delivery and catering orders.
For more information about Amelia's, call 708-366-6633, view the Forest Park restaurant on the Web at http://www.ameliasforestpark.com or visit its Facebook page. Amelia’s is located at 7330 Harrison St. in Forest Park.
Amelia's is a family-owned and -operated restaurant in Forest Park. It serves sandwiches, salads and other American favorites that are made from fresh and local produce. Greg Houhoulis, the restaurant's owner and chef, has worked for great chefs all over the U.S., learning different cooking techniques along the way. He has cooked professionally in Boston, Vermont, Colorado, California, Seattle and Chicago. Greg's wife, Sarah Amelia (nee Hudelson), who graduated from OPRF and worked her way through UIUC at various local restaurants, is the front of the house manager/owner. The business is also a supporter of local art and features a rotating art display.