133. Menu Monday: Savory Salads’ Turkey Spinach Panini & Southwestern Salad

Savory Salads' Turkey Panini & Southwestern Salad Combo

 It’s Menu Monday and we’re keeping things fresh and healthy this week with a trip to Savory Salads in Barrington. Did you know that you can try two of Savory Salads’ most popular dishes with one order? Owner Stephanie Jameson Dzugan says people absolutely LOVE the Turkey Spinach Panini. Order the 1/2 panini with 1/2 … Read more…

120. Sneak Peek Inside Egg Harbor Café’s New Main Street Location Before Opening Day

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 It’s been many months in the making, but Egg Harbor Café is finally in the midst of their move from Cook Street to their brand new Barrington Main Street location.  They’re looking forward to welcoming diners to the new and improved space which is scheduled to open at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6th! After … Read more…

119. Menu Monday: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at La Mesa Mexican Restaurant

La Mesa in Barrington, Illinois

 It’s Menu Monday and, with Cinco de Mayo coming up on Tuesday, I have La Mesa on the mind! Owner Hector Vargas says Cinco de Mayo is THE BUSIEST day of the year for La Masa. Barrington’s only Mexican restaurant, La Mesa is located at 243 W. Northwest Highway.  Hector says their top sellers year-round … Read more…

117. Sally’s Spring Brunch for Heinen’s Sunday Supper

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 When it comes to Sunday Suppers with family and friends, sometimes special weekly meals are best served early! There are Sundays when food stylist and photographer, Sally Roeckell loves to plan a special brunch for her family.  The kids enjoy an early feast and can fill up on leftovers throughout the day. With Mother’s Day … Read more…

95. Make it a Night at Mandile’s Restaurant & Banquets

Mandile's Italian Restaurant & Banquets - Photo by Sally Roeckell

 When was the last time you enjoyed a dinner date with delicious food and dancing after dessert? At Mandile’s Restaurant & Banquets, the dining experience satisfies more than your palate. On weekends the restaurant appeals to the active, social side of diners who appreciate dancing to live music. With an impressive wine collection and crafted … Read more…

93. Heinen’s Sunday Supper: Guerriere Family Pear Salad, Sea Scallops & Sunday Gravy

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 It’s Heinen’s Sunday Supper time and the Guerriere family is inviting us to their dinner table tonight by sharing photos of some of their favorite Sunday dishes. Hyla, an interior designer and Nick, a financial trader, say they always enjoy sharing Sunday meals at home with their three children. Heinen’s Grocery gave the Guerrieres a … Read more…

75. Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch with the Bunny at Pinstripes

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 All are welcome to join Pinstripes’ annual kids’ Easter egg hunt and brunch with the bunny this Sunday, April 5th.  The fun starts with the egg hunt at 9 a.m. sharp, followed by Easter bunny visits and brunch at 10 a.m. Be sure to bring your appetites because here’s what’s on the menu: Made-to-order Omlettes … Read more…

74. Mandile’s Easter Brunch Menu Features Over 50 Items!

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 Feeling hungry? If you’re not, you will be after reading the Easter Brunch menu they’re planning at Mandile’s Restaurant and Banquets! Mandlie’s is hosting Easter Brunch from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. this Sunday, April 5th. They will be featuring a more than FIFTY breakfast, lunch and dinner items to choose from plus dessert! The … Read more…

66. Heinen’s Sunday Supper: Corned Beef, Cabbage & Saint Patrick’s Day Blessings

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 With St. Patrick’s Day coming up this week, we’ve been fielding a lot of questions from our three young kids about leprechauns, rainbows and pots of gold. Though I wanted to put on my favorite green shirt and head to Chicago’s St. Pat’s Day Parade this weekend, the days of our celebrating with adults over … Read more…

58. Menu Monday: St. Patrick’s Day Treats at Anna Shea Chocolates

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 We’re getting lucky for this week’s Menu Monday feature by taking a trip to Anna Shea Chocolates at the Arboretum of South Barrington.  At Anna Shea’s, you can always find the most beautifully decorated fine chocolates inspired by all holidays and seasons and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception!  Their annual St. Pat’s Collection of … Read more…