Looking for a fresh start to the day? Check out Crystal Lake's newest spot for breakfast and lunch - Triple Berry Cafe, located at 435 Angela Lane in Crystal Lake, opening at the end of August.
Young chef Argtim Shabani, 24, is opening the restaurant, his first, after running his father's The Eagle Inn Family Restaurant in Janesville, Wisconsin since he was 20.
Shabani will be leading both restaurants and will be the main chef at Triple Berry, he said.
Using only fresh fruits for his food, Shabani says his menu will focus on high quality ingredients, and offer a higher-end menu than many other similar breakfast-lunch venues.
"People are going to think it's high price, it's expensive, but you gotta order it, you gotta see how much you're gonna get on the plate, you gotta see what the portion looks like, and you gotta taste the quality," Shabani said.
Shabani has been working in the kitchen with his father since he was about 14 years old, he said. He devised the entire menu himself, some recipes from his family and some he created on his own.
Menu items include three Triple Berry flavored foods; crepes, french toast, and salad. Also offered is Argi's famous chicken tostada, avocado toast, bacon cheese curd burger, and Corona cod sandwich, among many other options.
"I just can't wait, I just want to open the doors have people come in and try to meet new people here," Shabani said. "It's going to be exciting."
The restaurant will be open seven days a week serving breakfast and lunch. Hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to Shabani.
For information, visit the restaurant's Facebook at facebook.com/TripleBerryCafe/.