WESTERN SPRINGS – Chris Elsey, an owner of Francesca's Restaurant Group's Davanti Enoteca restaurant in downtown Western Springs, opened a restaurant right around the corner with Scott Harris about two years ago when he saw a need in the area for a local sports bar and family restaurant.
Hillgrove Tap, 800 Hillgrove Ave., opened Dec. 4, 2015, and offers 24 beers on tap, bar food, sports on multiple TVs and a children's menu.
"I love sports. I love beer. And I'm a big-time family man. ... So we just wanted to have that open-arm welcome for the Western Springs community and surrounding suburbs with just a great menu, a great beer selection," he said.