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 ... 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...

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 Fest opens this Thursday, Saint Patrick’s Day, and runs through Saturday. From March 17th through Saturday March 19th, Celtic Fest will take place ... Read more...

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 ... 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: 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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