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…

51. Menu Monday: Egg Harbor Cafe Celebrates Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with Green Eggs & Ham

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 For this week’s Menu Monday feature, we’re joining Egg Harbor Cafe in celebrating Dr. Seuss’ 111th birthday. One hundred and eleven years ago today, beloved children’s author and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel (a.k.a. “Dr. Seuss”) was born.  Did you know that you can order a dish in honor of Dr. Seuss any day in Barrington?  That’s … Read more…

44. Menu Monday: Mandile’s Gourmet Burger Thursdays

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 Happy Monday, Barrington! It’s the first day of the workweek and it’s time to get cooking with this week’s Menu Monday feature. Today we’re dreaming of the $7 gourmet burger and hand-cut fries special served up on Thursdays only at Mandile’s Italian Resaurant & Banquets. This burger is so juicy, I might not be able … Read more…

42. Heinen’s Sunday Supper: Mia Sorella Sisters’ Family Fiesta

Mia Sorella Sisters, Mary Sirois and Molly Kiefer

 It’s Sunday and that means families are hard at work preparing hearty homemade meals at homes in Barrington area kitchens. Mary Sirois and Molly Kiefer, the twin sisters who owned Barrington’s Mia Sorella Salon, say they’ve been enjoying more time spent with their families since they made the decision to merge with Barrington Day Spa … Read more…

36. Prepare a Sweetheart Meal Inspired by Heinen’s Grocery

Heinen's Grocery Wine Consultant, Ken O'Connor

 You can discover your inner romantic by giving your sweetheart something more than a restaurant reservation – make an unforgettable meal prepared with ingredients found at Heinen’s Grocery in Barrington. It’s not hard and can be mastered by those who cook and those who don’t. Ken O’Connor, wine consultant, new hire orientation lead and customer … Read more…

29. Menu Monday: Fish and Chips at McGonigal’s Pub

McGonigal's Pub Fish and Chips

 For this week’s Menu Monday feature, we’re taking a quick trip to McGonigal’s in Barrington which features the best pub food on my block!  We’ve loved living on the same street as this downtown Barrington hot spot, especially having moved here from a Chicago neighborhood spotted with colorful corner pubs.  If you’re craving a frosty … Read more…

20. Menu Monday: Frantonio’s Magnifico Sub Sandwich

Magnifico Sub at Frantonio's Italian Deli & Cafe

 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 … Read more…