Our recommendations of the best kitchen faucet brands for restaurants

A good-quality Kitchen Faucet is essential if you want to keep your dishes and sink clean and while a lot of companies proclaim to manufacture high-quality kitchen faucets, not all fulfill their promise.

There are a lot of kitchen faucet types and brands out there and it might become a little difficult to determine which brand to consider. Don’t worry, for this reason, we have listed down all the best Kitchen Faucet brands that you should definitely consider.

Kraus

One of the most popular brand for Kitchen Faucets, Kraus provides you with many faucet options which are both great to look at and work efficiently.

It provides you with a variety of faucet styles and finishes and can offer you with a faucet which just suits your budget. It offers you flexibility with attractive looks while not compromising on its durability and is a one-stop answer for all your faucet questions.

It provides you with high-quality faucets and some modern features which make these faucets highly efficient and long-lasting. Some of the popular models from this brand are Kraus KPF-1630SS, Kraus KPF-2250, Kraus KPF-2110, etc.

Delta

Another famous brand for Kitchen faucets, this brand is all about innovation and inspiration and provides you with smart technologies for all your previously faced issues.

This brand introduced a new touch technology in their faucets which make it easy to use, all you have to do is touch the faucet anywhere and the water will start flowing and the same is done to stop the flow. Doesn’t that sound amazing to you?

That’s not all, this brand provides you with a modern sleek design and offers you a wide range of faucet types to choose from. Due to its high-quality and innovative features, it tends to cost a bit more than the other brands but its highly efficient and its long-lasting features more than make up for it. Some of the popular models from this brand are Delta 9159-AR-DST, Delta 9178-Ar-DST, etc.

Moen

This well-known kitchen brand provides you with faucets which are not only innovative but also simple and intuitive. This brand is famous for a kitchen and bathroom accessories and makes one of the best Kitchen Faucets using its innovative technology.

It offers you an option of three categories of faucets: Modern, Traditional and Transitional, and provides you with all the features you are looking for packed in a highly durable body.

It provides you various finishes and with its Reflex and MotionSense faucet systems, your work couldn’t be any more convenient or easier. Some of the more popular models of this brand are Moen 7594SRS, Moen 7594ESRS, etc.

Kohler

Another well-known brand for manufacturing Kitchen Faucets, this popular brand provides you with kitchen faucets which do not only have a beautiful design but also help you in water-saving while bringing elegance to your kitchen.

They provide you with innovative and convenient kitchen faucets and provide you with the best quality which not many companies can compete with. It provides you with a wide range of options in all types of kitchen faucets and you can be sure that their products are highly durable and will definitely serve your kitchen for a long time to come.

Some of the famous kitchen faucets by this brand are Kohler Simplice Single-Handle Pull-Down Faucet, Kohler Bellera Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet, etc.

Jacuzzi

Last but not the least, we have another famous Kitchen faucet brand, Jacuzzi, which provides you with one of the most stylish and elegant kitchen faucets.

This brand can offer you a wide range of faucets which are both convenient and reasonable priced. Jacuzzi Faucet collection provides you with both elegant and contemporary styles and helps you in making your kitchen look great and stylish.

With its wide range of installations, you can be sure that these faucets are easy to use and highly convenient for you. Some of the more popular kitchen faucet models of this brand are Jacuzzi Lindsay Single-Handle, Jacuzzi Welland Single-Handle, etc.

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{Barbakoa} Latin Flavors Ignite!

I couldn’t help but say “yes!” when I was invited to dine at Barbakoa a couple of weeks ago. I had passed by this new restaurant situated in the old Buona Beef establishment but never had a chance to make it in. There are so many exciting things about this restaurant that I am certain that I will make this a regular destination.

The lively vibe and bright spacious patio makes you feel like you’re in the city, almost. The vivid decor reminds me much of Carnivale in the West Loop, probably because one of the partners belongs to the restaurant Klein restaurant group. If you’re familiar with the high ceilings, colorful splashes of red, purple and orange, you’ll know what I mean.

On a Thursday night, the place wasn’t packed but there was quite a crowd. The room was a bit cool but the patio was perfect for a summer night. Unfortunately, there was a wait for the patio so we sat inside. Ladies, bring a pashmina!

The restaurant menu is designed for tasting, but if you’re not into multiple courses, you can order a la carte.  But check this out!

The most economical tasting menu will leaving bursting at the seams and satisfied.  I can’t wait to go back and try their upgraded menus!

Let’s have a look at the $22 per person menu which is what we enjoyed.  We asked our server to bring out his favorites (actually, he offered!) and we gladly obliged!  Highly recommend doing this…

Guacamoles, not your average guac!

A simple but pretty presentation.  The first guacamole at the top is finished with chicharron also known as fried pork rind.  The avocados had a nice balance of flavor, mild (some guac has too much onions or garlic) and a crispy top.

Second item, mango guacamole  had just a touch of sweetness. Again, nicely balanced and flavorful, the mangoes were like a celebration of summer!

Salsas…..

…if you can’t take the heat…let your server know!  We love spicy food so not an issue.  the first was a serrano pepper green salsa (mild) and the second was a habanero salsa.  Both excellent and not the knock your socks off kinda spicy. I was still able to taste my food after eating this.

The main event…TACO’s – wow. my favorite part to tell you about!  LOOK AT THIS FEAST!

We were given four taco to try – EACH!  Short ribs, halibut, shrimp and carne asada.  the carne asada was so amazing I almost ran to the kitchen to beg for more.  But I had some more serious work ahead of me, that is, to taste the rest of the tacos.  I loved that the taco are the tiny tortillas, the size of your palm but the chef stuffs it as full as a burrito.  Tasty stuff my friends.  I loved all the textures of soft, crispy, crunchy, sweet, salty – all of the above (except bitter).


Wait, I just lied. I think my favorite part is dessert.  A five course dessert!  Amazing.  Small bites of 5 different desserts was a heavenly way to polish off a meal.

Need I remind you that it was only $22 per person?

Add a couple of giant mojitos and dinner was $75 including drinks, taxes and tips.  WHOA!  Date night is going to happen more often.

{Q-BBQ} Not Your Average Smokehouse

Downtown Naperville has always been an attractive place to dine – bustling with independent boutiques and often pricey restaurants -however the town is now complete with it’s very own fast-casual smokehouse,  Q-BBQ.  Q-BBQ earned it’s following at their flagship location in LaGrange several years ago and has now found a comfy spot on Main St. in downtown Naperville.  Their location is a huge stomach tease on the nearby population as you can smell the delicious smoked meat from MILES away!

Now correct me if I’m wrong, but Naperville seems to only have two smoke houses:  Gemato’s and now, Q-BBQ.  I went to Gemato’s over the summer and found it extremely mediocre. But of course, I’m comparing it to the lip smacking quality of Smoque BBQ or Honky Tonk’s in the city.  I ordered the smoked chicken and the ribs and remember clearly that the chicken was so dry enough that my toddler refused to eat any. The high chairs really needed a severe cleaning – who wants to put their kid in a sticky high chair??  I love that Q-BBQ is a modern restaurant – like the feeling you get when you walk into a Chipotle. It’s clean, bright and inviting.   The staff is good looking and friendly.

Now, I mentioned Honky Tonk – it’s hands down, my favorite BBQ in the city. We used to live about 5 mins from there and ordered as often as our waistlines could afford.  I can easily say that the calibre of Q-BBQ may EXCEED that of Honky Tonk. Let’s compare apples to apples.

1) Q-BBQ offers FOUR sauces where Honky Tonk only offers 3 – My favorite is definitely the South Carolina Mustard. They also have a Texas spicy, North Carolina Vinegar and Sweet Sauce.

2) Q-BBQ offers both SLICED and CHOPPED beef brisket (Honky Tonk only has chopped it seems)

3) Q-BBQ’s memphis style chicken wings might make you orgasm upon first bite. Not offered at Honky Tonk

4) Q-BBQ may just win this comparison with their BURNT ENDS. (More on that later)

What Q-BBQ doesn’t have are the fun additions that Honky Tonk has, like fried green tomatoes or bacon candy.

Not know what to order, we opted for the Q-COMBO where you can choose 4 meats and add sides.  As the platter of BBQ deliciousness was passed under my nose, I felt a mouth boner erect inside me.  My salivary glands began to express themselves and I found my throat beginner to swell. My heart palpitated just a litte as the tray slid in front of me.

::Pulled chicken, chicken wings, chopped beef brisket, pulled pork.  Hush puppies, mac n cheese (whisper “smoked…….. meat………”)

Without blinking an eye or letting another second pass without having BBQ in my mouth, we quickly divided up our share and each of us attacked the food in our own way.  Uniquely different right off the bat was the chicken wings.  They are so covered in brown sugar & spices then smoked – the flavor was finger licking good!   Everything else was very good but we weren’t able to stop at just tasting this 4 meat combo. (btw, Hush Puppies are are the BOMB – sweet kernerls of corn pop nestled in the soft potato sing glorious songs in your mouth).

One thing I was able to do on this visit was solidify the fact that I have to make my way to South Carolina very soon.  I’ve found the style of sauce that I keep going back to.  Not shown here (it’s around the backside) is this yellowy, mustard bbq sauce.  Who can recommend a place to go in South Carolina??

::Round Two

Not satisfied yet, at the recommendation of the manager, Abbey (who’s adorable by the way), we ordered the Burnt Ends.  I am not sure I have been burnt ends any where else, or maybe just never took notice.  At Q-BBQ, they smoke the brisket, then cut off the burnt ends, re-rub and smoke another two hours for a total of 24 hours.  Intense meaty smokiness unless any other meat I’ve had before.  I was afraid they might be uber dry but actually very tender!

::Round Three, Food Whores don’t quit easily

You just can’t leave a BBQ joint without trying out the ribs, right? I am a bit of a pork rib snob – Because we make ribs at home often enough – I have a preference in the cut of meat a buy.  We never buy ribs from the conventional grocery store anymore because all the big name brands have super fatty, super thick meat on the bones. Sounds like I would like it, but I don’t!  My idea of a perfect cut of ribs is uniform meatiness across the bone and at Q-BBQ, you get exactly that.  Look at the smoke ring around the meat? Yum. Perfect.

::Last round – salad for digestion.  I don’t know about you, but I prefer my salad post entree.


Hardly a healthy salad with REAL bacon, chunks of bleu but definitely fresh.  You can add meat onto the salad for just a few bucks more.

So there you have it, another invite to dine complete with pictures to show off the deliciousness.  Of all the items we ate, I highly recommend the burnt ends, the ribs and defintely the BBQ wings!  Since our visit, Q-BBQ added a few items to the menu including mashed potatoes, stuffing, chili, and a side salad to their ever-expansive menu.

~Vivian

Category:Restaurants Barbeque

103 S Main St Naperville, IL 60540
http://www.q-bbq.com/