Palos Park is an affluent community in the southwestern part of Cook County, and it is well-regarded for its carefully maintained green spaces, such as the Palos Park Woods and Cook County Forest Preserve. This preserve has more than 15,000 acres of woods, which is the largest uninterrupted forested area in Cook County, and offers picnicking areas where you can bring your take-out of traditional Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. Many of the residents of Palos Park are of Irish descent, which is evidenced by the numerous local pubs featuring fish and chips, smoked fish, and stout. There is also a growing number of people of Indian descent. Some of the local specialties served at the family-owned restaurants include pork vindaloo, kolfi, and pomfet.