Farmhouse on North Opens to Rave Reviews in Barrington

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, sophisticated and hitting the spot … Read more…

Menu Monday: Barrington Welcomes Neoteca Pizza & Wine Bar

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 roots to the community with … Read more…

Menu Monday: Wool Street Grill’s Lime Cilantro Shrimp Salad & BBQ Pork Nachos

Menu Monday: Wool Street Grill’s Lime Cilantro Shrimp Salad & BBQ Pork Nachos

 For this week’s Menu Monday feature, we’re heading over to Barrington’s Wool Street Grill to taste two of the most popular items they have on their menu right now, Lime Cilantro Shrimp Salad and BBQ Pork Nachos! Wool Street is a great spot for salad lovers, with about a dozen options on their menu, but servers say, right now, this grilled shrimp selection is one … Read more…

Date Night Wednesdays at Mandile’s Italian Restaurant & Banquets

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 with a centuries-old tradition of … Read more…

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

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 experience the celebration and meet … Read more…

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

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 15 of Napa’s best wines … Read more…

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

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 you! Gianni’s is a casual … Read more…

Menu Monday: Treat Your Valentine with the SweetSpot Candy Shop

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 and mention you read this … Read more…

Menu Monday: All You Can Eat Wings and Build Your Own Burger Night at Jerseys Pizza & Grill

Menu Monday:  All You Can Eat Wings and Build Your Own Burger Night at Jerseys Pizza & Grill

 A favorite expression at Jerseys Pizza & Grill is TGIM or “Thank God it’s Monday”! That’s because every Monday their menu features $2 bottles of beer* and ALL YOU CAN EAT WINGS for just $12.99. Both of Jerseys Monday deals are valid DINE IN ONLY.  *And the $2 beer special includes Coors Light, Coors Banquet, Bud. Bud Light, Miller Light & MGD bottles. But Monday’s … Read more…

New Year’s Eve Bash to Feature Special Menu & Entertainment at Mandile’s Restaurant & Banquets

New Year’s Eve Bash to Feature Special Menu & Entertainment at Mandile’s Restaurant & Banquets

 Looking for something memorable to do on New Year’s Eve? Mandile’s Italian Restaurant has planned a special menu and entertainment with their 16th consecutive NYE bash. The package includes delicious New Year’s Eve dishes plus entertainment to help you celebrate the start of 2016! Enjoy a 4-hour premium open bar, 6-course dinner, live DJ Lenny D featuring all of your favorite hits from the past … Read more…

361. Menu Monday: A Warm Winter Welcome from Spring Donut

361. Menu Monday: A Warm Winter Welcome from Spring Donut

 When you walk into Spring Donut this winter, the cozy warm atmosphere full of sweet aromas becomes a perfect respite from the cold weather. The owners, sisters Katarzyna “Kasia” Mierzeyewska and Emilia Augustyn, recently opened Spring Donut after moving here from Poland to share their desire to serve their native country’s specialty baked goods, drinks and food. “Baking and cooking have always been something we … Read more…

357. Bubbles & Cheese Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting at Heinen’s Grocery

357. Bubbles & Cheese Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting at Heinen’s Grocery

 Tis the season for celebrating friends and family and that’s why Heinen’s Grocery is hosting a free “Bubbles & Cheese” sparkling wine and Champagne tasting event from 6 to 8 p.m. this Friday, December 11th.  So before your date-night dinner reservations, drop by Heinen’s where they’ll be sampling various cheeses along with an elegant list of effervescent wines from around the world. Whether you’re hosting … Read more…

344. Spring Donut Celebrates Opening with Ribbon Cutting

344. Spring Donut Celebrates Opening with Ribbon Cutting

 Congratulations to the owners of Barrington’s new Spring Donut at 113 S. Cook Street, where leaders from the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and the Village of Barrington recently celebrated the bakery’s opening with a ribbon-cutting. Sisters, Katarzyna Mierzeyewska and Emilia Augustyn, moved here from Poland a few months ago to pursue their passion for serving their country’s signature coffee with homemade pastries. All … Read more…

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

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 left with a list of … Read more…