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Westmont Community Award Recipients and Restaurant Reader's Choice Winners

May 01, 2019 10:20AM ● By Hannah Ott
Westmont - The 2019 Westmont Chamber Community Awards Dinner was this Monday, April 29 at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center.

Over 160 business persons, officials and community residents attended the event. There was a "Spotlight on Volunteerism," so the Chamber gave special thanks to individuals and businesses who have continuously volunteered their time and effort to the Westmont community. 

These special awards were given to the following individuals and businesses:
Dick Busse Business of the Year Award - Uncle Bub's Award Winning BBQ & Catering

Roger Westman President's Award - Joseph P. Moffa
Westmont Citizen of the Year - Stella Qualizza
Educator of the Year - John Jonak, Westmont Junior High School
Westmont Public Service Award - Maggie Bjur, Westmont Police Department

Westmont Rotary Club Paul Harris Award - Jim Addington

Jim Wright Making Memories Award - Gregg Pill, Westmont Special Events Corporation

Knights of Columbus' Knight of the Year Award - Joseph P. Moffa

Knights of Columbus' Family of the Year Award - Tony and Sharon Polito

Knights of Columbus' In Service to One, In Service to All Award - Al White

The following businesses received Westmont Community Improvement Awards:

Eye Level of Westmont Learning Center - 216 E. Chicago Ave. - Chitra Saravanan

Neat Kitchen + Bar - 246 N. Cass Ave. - Matthew Verde, John Taylor
The Sweet & Savory - 15 S. Cass Ave. - Danielle Kiren, Dan Polak
Vibrant Credit Union - 23 W. Quincy St., - Gema Calvo, Daniel DeLaRosa
Zazzo's Pizza & Catering, 200 W. Ogden Ave. - Dominic Barraco
The public voted for their favorite restaurants in Westmont. 

The following businesses were winners of the Westmont Restaurant Reader's Choice Awards:
  • Best Asian Cuisine - China Chef Restaurant
  • Best Bakery - The Sweet & Savory Spot
  • Best Banquet Space - Zazzo's Pizza & Catering
  • Best BBQ - Uncle Bub's BBQ (4th year in a row)
  • Best Breakfast - Citrus Diner (3rd year in a row)
  • Best Burger - DJ's Sport Bar and Grill (3rd year in a row)
  • Best Catering - Uncle Bub's BBQ & Catering
  • Best Coffee Shop - Brewed Awakening (4th year in a row)
  • Best Drinking Establishment - DJ's Sports Bar and Grill (3rd year in a row)
  • Best Family Friendly Restaurant - Citrus Diner
  • Best Fast Casual - Uncle Bub's BBQ & Catering
  • Best Fast Food - Chipotle (4th year in a row)
  • Best Fine Dining - J. Fleming's Absolutely Delicious
  • Best Full Service - Zazzo's Pizza & Catering
  • Best Holiday Brunch - J. Fleming's Absolutely Delicious
  • Best Ice Cream - Tasty Treat (4th year in a row)
  • Best Indian Cuisine Restaurant - Shree Restaurant
  • Best Italian Cuisine - Zazzo's Pizza & Catering
  • Best for Live Entertainment - Johnny's Blitz Bar & Grill
  • Best Lunch - Citrus Diner
  • Best Mexican Restaurant - Las Palmas Restaurant
  • Best for Outdoor Dining - J. Flemings Absolutely Delicious (4th year in a row)
  • Best Pizza - Zazzo's Pizza & Catering (2nd year in a row)
  • Best Salad - Citrus Diner
  • Best Sandwich - DJ's Sports Bar and Grill (2nd year in a row)
  • Best Seafood - Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen (4th year in a row)
  • Best Sushi - Sushi House (4th year in a row)
  • Best Video Gaming - DJ's Sports Bar & Grill (4th year in a row)
"Congratulations to all of our award winners!" the Westmont Chamber shared.

Learn more about the Chamber at

Source: Westmont Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau