Tasty Gourmet Chinese Food On Joliet’s Cass Street

JOLIET, IL — Last month when I wrote about the reopening of Super China Buffet on Joliet’s West Jefferson Street, I learned something I didn’t know. Turns out, the same family that owns Super China Buffet also operates Tony’s Wok, on Joliet’s east side, at 550 E. Cass St.

I had driven past Tony’s Wok numerous times over the years and thought about stopping, but never did. Then, on Wednesday afternoon, I pulled into the parking lot and walked inside. The first thing you will notice about Tony’s Wok is that this restaurant takes the new coronavirus very seriously. The entire dining room section is blocked off and off-limits to customers during the pandemic.

For now, you can only order carryout when you visit Tony’s Wok.

Secondly, Tony’s Wok has installed a large plastic screen to keep customers separate from having close contact with the restaurant staff. That’s another big

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30 Tasty Ginger Recipes to Spice up Your Life (Or at Least Your Cooking)

You know ginger as the all-important ingredient for holiday season cookies, but this spice can do so much more. It adds warmth to curries and zing to dressings. It perks up salad bowls and gives drinks an extra oomph. Whether you’re using the ground stuff or fresh ginger root (more on that below), this delicious spice is a welcome addition to any plate (or glass). Which is why we’ve rounded up 30 tasty ginger recipes that will let this golden root shine, from breakfast to dessert.

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Here’s what you need to know about this spicy root. It’s actually a flowering plant, and is close cousins to turmeric, cardamom and galangal. People have been turning to this plant’s rhizome (i.e., the ginger root we know and love) for thousands of years—and not just for cooking. According to our

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