NoonDaily FOOD | Nine Divine Salads

NoonDaily FOOD | Nine Divine Salads

 With Thanksgiving coming up next week, we’re taking a look at the lighter side of local dining with NINE DIVINE SALADS recently featured at Barrington area restaurants. We’re sinking our teeth into these sweet and savory greens for today’s NoonDaily Update. Can you match the photos with their captions below? (click an image to start the gallery, tap or hover for quick captions & find … 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…

3-Day Barrington Celtic Fest Opens Saint Patrick’s Day Thursday

3-Day Barrington Celtic Fest Opens Saint Patrick’s Day Thursday

 The Village of Barrington is rolling out the green carpet for THREE DAYS of Saint Patrick’s Day fun during the sixth annual Celtic Fest! One of the largest St. Paddy’s Day celebrations in the Chicago suburbs, Celtic Feat opens this Thursday, Saint Patrick’s Day, and runs through Saturday. From March 17th through Saturday March 19th, Celtic Fest will take place in the center of the … Read more…

Guess Where Wednesday: Friends Gather Here

Guess Where Wednesday: Friends Gather Here

 Our new Guess Where Wednesday mystery photo of the week is a favorite Barrington destination where family and friends gather. I recently snapped this photo while spending a little one-on-one time with my first grader. Can you guess where we were? If you know where we snapped this week’s mystery photo, enter your guess below for a chance to win our weekly prize which is … 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: 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…

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…

356. Holiday Gift Ideas & Extended Santa Hours at Barrington’s Ice House Mall & Village Shops

356. Holiday Gift Ideas & Extended Santa Hours at Barrington’s Ice House Mall & Village Shops

 You don’t have to go far to find gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping lists this year. Barrington’s Ice House Mall truly has something for everyone and we’ve put together a list of gift ideas you can find with a quick trip to the Ice House. But you might want to bring the little ones in your life shopping with you when you go.  … 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…

319. Menu Monday: The Gilligan Sandwich with Candied Bacon & Mango Salsa at Grassroots Barrington

319. Menu Monday: The Gilligan Sandwich with Candied Bacon & Mango Salsa at Grassroots Barrington

 A Classic Favorite with an Exciting Twist!  Not only is that how you will feel about the atmosphere when you’re in Grassroots being served by owner Todd Rhodes, but that’s exactly what you get when you try this week’s featured Menu Monday item: Grassroots best selling sandwich, The Gilligan. It’s Boar’s Head turkey with avocado, bacon and mayo. If you’re like me, this is a … Read more…