325. Menu Monday: Barrington TasteFest Offers Local Tastes in One Place

 The Great 2015 TasteFest hosted by the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce lived up to its name, providing an amazing selection of local tastes in one elegant setting. Our Menu Monday feature this week is inspired by TasteFest, where we chatted with chefs as we sampled food and drink with friends. No guest at TasteFest walks away hungry, but we ... Read more...

319. Menu Monday: The Gilligan Sandwich with Candied Bacon & Mango Salsa at Grassroots Barrington

 A Classic Favorite with an Exciting Twist!  Not only is that how you will feel about the atmosphere when you’re in Grassroots being served by owner Todd Rhodes, but that’s exactly what you get when you try this week’s featured Menu Monday item: Grassroots best selling sandwich, The Gilligan. It’s Boar’s Head turkey with avocado, bacon and mayo. If you’re ... Read more...

295. Shakou Sushi Now Open for Lunch & Dinner in Barrington!

 The much-anticipated opening of Shakou Barrington arrived Monday, and a few of us from 365Barrington.com were the first patrons through the door, excited to enjoy lunch together and share in Shakou’s opening day success. Shakou, which translates to “social life”, is modern Asian cuisine served in a highly contemporary atmosphere. The community’s newest dining destination provides the perfect anchor to ... Read more...

327. Tasty Tuesday Inspires New Family Recipes in Barrington

 The Tasty Tuesday initiative in Barrington 220 elementary schools is inspiring parents to incorporate the featured ingredient of the month into more of their recipes at home.  I know our family will be preparing more meals in the weeks ahead with Clementines, December’s Tasty Tuesday featured food of the month.  As part of the Tasty Tuesday initiative, elementary school students ... Read more...

266. New Season of Special Events at L’Eiffel Bistrot & Creperie

 If you are looking for something to do in Barrington almost any night, you don’t have to look further than L’Eiffel Bistrot & Creperie at The Arboretum of South Barrington. This picturesque, parisian-inspired destination welcomes you with an eclectic array of events at all times of the year. Aiming to please a well-rounded customer base, L’Eiffel Bistrot offers weekly events ... Read more...

215. Barrington EATS: Grape Tomatoes for Tasty Tuesday

 Now that the new school year is in full swing, the Barrington 220 School District has brought back “Tasty Tuesday”, a lunchtime initiative in our school cafeterias aimed at teaching students about healthier eating. On the first Tuesday of the month, elementary school students have an opportunity to sample a specific fruit or vegetable in Barrington 220 cafeterias during lunch. ... Read more...

125. Barrington EATS: Extraordinary Dishes with Garden Fresh Herbs Cooking Demonstration

 Coming up this Friday and Saturday is one of my favorite events in Barrington. Over the years I have enjoyed attending, volunteering, and most of all performing cooking demonstrations at the Barrington Country Garden & Antique Faire.  I hope you will join me at this year’s Faire, at 2 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, as I demonstrate how to combine ... Read more...

120. Barrington EATS: Celebrate Dads with Ribs 2 Ways

 At my church, Willow Creek this past Sunday, our pastor Bill Hybels was discussing the importance of celebrating Dads on Father’s Day. He claimed that being a Dad takes tremendous dedication and that, for years, the lack of attendance at church on Father’s Day weekend made him think we may not be appropriately celebrating the importance of this role. Willow ... Read more...

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