20. Menu Monday: Frantonio’s Magnifico Sub Sandwich

 It’s Menu Monday and time for this week’s look at a delicious menu item found at a Barrington area restaurant.  Today, I’m dreaming of an amazing sandwich you can only find at Barrington’s own Frantonio’s Italian Deli, Café & Catering.  The 20+ year-old deli owned by Franco and Patti Bruno is tucked away on the east side of Route 14 between … Read more…

11. Menu Monday: Pinstripes Bottomless Spaghetti & Chop Salad Special

 We’re kicking off a new series for the new year here at 365Barrington.com called Menu Monday. On Monday of each week, we’ll be featuring a different delicious menu item found at Barrington area restaurants. Today, we’re putting the spotlight on the bottomless Chop Salad and Spaghetti you can enjoy all day every Monday for just $10 at Pinstripes at The … Read more…

4. Sue Randall’s Banana Bread Bars with Brown Butter Frosting: The Cure for a Cold, Snowy Day

 Post 4, 2015 Here’s one way to heat things up on a frigid winter’s day. Current Barrington “Citizen of the Year”, Sue Randall fired up her oven to cook a favorite family recipe while waiting for her daughter Kelly’s arrival from the Upper Peninsula, where she was visiting cousins. Kelly’s return has been delayed for days due to cancelled flights. … Read more…

363. McGonigal’s Pub 5th Annual New Year’s Eve Bash

 If you haven’t made big plans for New Year’s Eve and are looking for something easy, cost-effective and fun to do, McGonigal’s Pub has the answer. They’re inviting us all to join them for a nice evening out at Barrington’s own Irish Pub for their fifth annual New Year’s Eve bash! Dance the night away with a high energy DJ, play … Read more…

362. L’Eiffel Bistrot Planning Special New Year’s Eve Menu

 From Bastille Day to New Year’s Eve, L’Eiffel Bistrot & Creperie in South Barrington pulls out all the stops to celebrate holidays in fabulous French style and this New Year’s Eve is no exception. L’Eiffel’s head chef, Pepe Castillo, has been busy planning a four-course French menu for a New Year’s Eve to remember as we welcome 2015 on Wednesday, … Read more…

359. Chessie’s Restaurant New Year’s Eve Menu & Celebration

 Chessie’s Restaurant is hosting their annual New Year’s Eve celebration featuring a special dinner menu on Wednesday, December 31st.  The dining room and bar are still looking super festive, thanks to Chessie’s holiday lights and decor so they’re all ready to ring in the new year! Before their midnight countdown and toasts, Chessie’s invites you to enjoy these special holiday … Read more…

351. Heinen’s Sunday Supper: The Hoffmans’ Festive Chili Feast

 Christmas is right around the corner and things are looking festive inside the Hoffman family’s home!  Heinen’s Grocery recently gave Jane Hoffman a gift card to buy ingredients for one of her family’s favorite meals. She chose to prepare a chili feast for the latest Barrington family feature in our Heinen’s Sunday Supper series. With bowls filled with chunky bites … Read more…

348. “Cookie Heaven” Awaits During Community Church Cookie Walk

 The Community Church of Barrington’s “baking ladies” have been busy since October preparing for their annual Christmas Cookie Walk coming up on Saturday, December 13th. Dozens of volunteer bakers will have prepared more than 10,000 cookies for this weekend’s walk. Arrive early because these cookies are so special, they literally fly out the door! Doors open at 9 a.m. and … Read more…

342. 12 Days of ChristKindlFest Countdown DAY NINE: International Food & Drink

 It’s opening day at Barrington’s ChristKindlFest!  The gates open at 10 a.m. and the fun will last through this Sunday.  One thing you want to be sure to bring to this year’s fest is your appetite!  (Plus a few cans of non-perishable food for the ChristKindlFest food drive.)  If you’re hungry when you hit the fest, you’re in luck! There’s … Read more…

335. Heinen’s Sunday Supper: Grandma Ann’s Braciole Feast

 Christina Currie of Christina Currie Events coordinates countless party details each year for clients who turn to her for expert event planning advice.  When it comes to entertaining her own relatives, Christina says family traditions often take the spotlight. One Currie family tradition celebrates Christina’s Italian roots and her Grandma Ann, well loved and always remembered for her delicious Beef … Read more…