Farmhouse on North Opens to Rave Reviews in Barrington

 Barrington’s newest restaurant, Farmhouse on North, is getting rave reviews after officially opening for business. Farmhouse serves fresh, homemade food prepared with ingredients sourced from local farms. You’ll find the restaurant in a storied North Avenue property that was originally built in 1883 as Hough Street school. They lovingly restored the space to reflect the farm-to-table menu, which is rustic, ... Read more...

Menu Monday: Barrington Welcomes Neoteca Pizza & Wine Bar

 We’re hearing rave reviews about Barrington’s hottest new restaurant, Neoteca Pizza and Wine Bar! The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce joined Village of Barrington officials in welcoming Neoteca with a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 26th. Guests were invited to sample Neoteca’s menu and celebrate the latest restaurant to open at Barrington Village Center. Owner, Guy Sorrentino brings his Neopolitan ... Read more...

Date Night Wednesdays at Mandile’s Italian Restaurant & Banquets

 Wednesday is the new date night at Mandile’s Italian Restaurant & Banquets in Algonquin! Join them every Wednesday as they a feature a chefs menu for two along with Ruffino Wines, an appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert priced at $60 per couple. In 1877, two cousins founded Ruffino wines in the town of Pontassieve, near Florence, Italy – a region ... Read more...

Menu Monday: Easter Brunch with the Bunny at Chessie’s Restaurant

 It’s Menu Monday! And with Easter Sunday fast approaching, we’re dreaming of this year’s Brunch with the Bunny coming up at Chessie’s Restaurant. They’re currently taking reservations and have a delicious Easter menu planned, with seatings at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 27th. Chessie’s Easter Brunch is a favorite family tradition for many and you can ... Read more...

Menu Monday: Botromagno Winemaker Dinner at ZaZa’s Tavola Italiana

 For this week’s Menu Monday feature, we’re heading to Lake Barrington’s ZaZa’s Tavola Italiana in anticipation of their next wine pairing dinner coming up on Wednesday, March 9th, featuring Botromagno Wines. Produced in the gentle hills of southern Italy’s Puglia region, Botromagno wines are well known for their quality, freshness and fragrance. The pre-tasting will begin at 6:30 p.m., featuring ... Read more...

Menu Monday: Favorite Dishes & Weekly Specials at Gianni’s Cafe

 For this week’s Menu Monday feature, we’re taking a trip to Gianni’s Cafe, with locations in Kildeer and downtown Palatine. Owned and operated by a Barrington-area family, Gianni’s specializes in homemade pasta and sauces made from scratch. They also offer an extensive selection of seafood dishes and specials, prepared with favorite family recipes. And don’t let the white tablecloth fool ... Read more...

Menu Monday: Treat Your Valentine with the SweetSpot Candy Shop

 With Valentine’s Day coming up on Sunday, we’re heading to the SweetSpot of Barrington for this week’s Menu Monday to share some unique gifts you can select just for your sweetie. Show how much you care with a personalized Candy Bouquet with their favorites beautifully packaged or pick one already made with some of the SweetSpot’s top sellers. Stop by ... Read more...

Menu Monday: Spring Donut Sisters Prepare for Pączki Day!

 With Pączki Day coming up, I’m heading over to Spring Donut for our first Menu Monday of the month to pick up a dozen of these beloved Polish pastries to share with friends and family as we look forward to Easter. Spring Donut co-owners and sisters, Kasia Mierzeyewska and Emilia Augustyn have been baking up a storm to prepare for ... Read more...

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