708-442-7080, Open 7 Days A Week
Welcome to Chef Shangri-La
12/31/2013 (New Year's Eve Winter Wonder Luau)
1/10/2014 @ 9:00pm
The Chef features Hawaiian bands (Rockabilly, Exotica, Surfboard, 50's/60's) starting @ 9:30pm. Fun, Food & Cocktails and a Free Raffle. Must make reservations for parties of 5 or more, please call 708.442.7080 (NO COVER CHARGE!!!)
OUR NEXT SHOW IS...
Every 4th Friday of Each Month Join us for ELVIS THE ENTERTAINER!!!****
OUR NEXT SHOW IS...Friday June 28th @ 9pm
*due to memorial day weekend
Michael St. Angel will rock this TIKI house to the ground.
Save the Date .... More info will be posted soon!
Annual Fong Music Festival ****($5.00 COVER CHARGE + $5 DR.FONG's)
Sept. Saturday Sept. 14th, 2013 This will be an outdoor event, so bring your own canopies and lawn chairs. Starring several bands (exotica, rockabilly, surfboard, 50's/60's), Tiki Vendors, and much much more.
Annual Winter Wonder Luau New Years Eve Tuesday Dec. 31st 2013, (Show #1) 6:30pm (Show #2) 9:30pm Starring Aloha Chicago Entertainment with a band (tba) that follows show #2 into the NEW YEAR!!!
***** (This is a FREE event, however we will charge a $5.00 RESERVATION FEE per person that will act as a DEPOSIT TO YOUR FINAL BILL. If you cancel 24 hours prior to the event, your deposit will be refunded in a form of a Gift Certificate, therefater, the DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE.
Chef Shangri-la is honoring your birthday celebration during the "Year of the Snake" with a special dessert.
Build then take home your own ice cream sundae in a two faced tiki glass mug! (SEEN BELOW) It's our way of saying happy birthday! Your choice of coconut, vanilla or chocolate ice cream. Plus choose from any of the following toppings: sprinkles, chopped nuts, whipped cream, strawberries, pineapples, caramel or chocolate syrup with a cherry on top. Make your reservations now!*
*Available for parties of five or more. Offer does not apply to the tiki bar, dining room only. Must make reservations. Starts February 10, 2013 Ends January 30, 2014 subject to change see restaurant for details.
Chef Shangri-la delivers to the following cities: Berwyn (60402), Brookfield (60513), Cicero (60804) , Forest Park (60130), Forest View (60402) , LaGrange Park (60526) , Lyons (60534), North Riverside (60546), Oak Park (60304) , Riverside (60546), River Forest (60305) , Stickney (60402) and Westchester (60154).
Food 2 U is a reliable delivery company that provides QUICK, SIMPLE & CONVENIENT SERVICES, all within 45-60 minutes. A professional driver will deliver a hot meal to your door. As always, safety is our number one concern. Please allow ample time during severe weather conditions. There is a $3.50 delivery charge for every order. Drivers' gratuity not included. Food 2 U may deliver outside the area, with an additional fee. Please contact us for further information.
History of Master Chef Paul Fong (1931-2012)
His story dates back to 1934, when small villages in China were under attack. A young couple found the 3-year old boy mourning beside his family who were killed. He was abandoned on a hillside road, where the young couple welcomed him as their own and ran for safety. They referred the little boy as Som Min Jie (which means baby boy in Cantonese.)
In 1945, Som Min Jie and Fong Sowng arrived in Chicago in hopes of living the American dream. His father worked as the Head Chef at a Chinese restaurant, while Som Min Jie did everything he could to adapt to the American culture. Neighborhood schools did not accept him, so he took the alternative route, through self-discipline and self-teaching.
Som Min Jie now known as Paul J. Fong, lost his father a couple of years later. Paul was left to fend for himself, while responsible to send money back to his mother in China. He worked multiple jobs as a busboy, a dishwasher, a waiter, a bartender and finally worked his way up as a chef.
Suzie “The Fierce Hawaiian Tiger” Fong also has a very interesting history. Over 100 years ago, Suzie’s grandfather and a group of college students flew to Hawaii to study. Her grandfather met a native Hawaiian, married her and brought her back to China to raise their family. Hence, the Polynesian ambience of Chef Shangri-la.
Suzie arrived in the US in 1958, she too, have always been involved with the restaurant business. As an immigrant and a young Asian woman, she knew how hard it was going to be to survive in America. She had a family to support, in addition to sending money back to China to bring her parents and other siblings to America. In just 5 years, Suzie owned her first restaurant in Milwaukee, WI. Five years later Suzie and Paul met in Chicago, married in 1972 and operated their first restaurant in Chinatown, called Cantonese Chef.
Paul & Suzie were very successful in Chinatown, where Paul was featured in a number of Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times articles, he was rated as the top chef in Chinatown for many years. He was truly a “Master of Creations”. Paul & Suzie were determined to open up another restaurant, but had difficulty finding the right location. In 1975, Suzie was dealing with the loss of her mother and was emotionally drained; on one odd night, she had woken from a dream, where her mother’s spirit had guided her to this exact location, which has been the home of Chef Shangri-la ever since.
In January 2011, Betty, the youngest of Paul & Suzie and her husband, Duane are now the 2nd generation owners. Betty & Duane will continue to operate the Fong tradition. They welcome you to a more enhanced tropical setting, featuring original recipes on all signature dishes and cocktails. They will also be featuring a “SPECIAL MENU” that includes ASIAN FUSION DISHES like Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup, Thai Coconut Curry, Spicy Korean chicken wings, Japanese Teriyaki Beef Tenderloin
For more information, please call (708) 442.7080, fax (708) 853.9751 or e-mail email@example.com. Located at 7930 W. 26th Street, North Riverside, IL. Hope to see you soon!
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