Daily Herald: Menu, renovations give Palatine's Brandt's a new lease on life

By Deborah Pankey

To those of you who cornered me at the Y, stopped me while I walked my dog and chatted me up at school functions, I have the answer: Yes, I've been to the new Brandt's. My question back is, "Why haven't you?"

Perched at the intersection of Northwest Highway and Quentin Road, Brandt's is a longtime Palatine favorite that faced an uncertain future earlier this year. A couple of Palatine pals purchased the 130-year-old building, which has housed a restaurant since the 1940s. In late March, Brandt's The Little Cafe reopened as Brandt's of Palatine.