NoonDaily FOOD | Warming Foods for a Frigid December Day

 Need a little something to take the chill off? Local dishes to warm you up on a frigid, December day are the focus of today’s NoonDaily Update. Can you match the photos with their captions below? 1. Heinen’s Grocery | Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite COOKIE? Sally from Table and Dish is shopping at Heinen’s and sharing her family’s ... Read more...

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...

Lake Barrington to Host 2nd Annual Pepper Fest Featuring Live Music & Fall Family Fun

 Looking for some fall family fun this weekend? Don’t miss the Lake Barrington Business Development Council’s 2nd annual Pepper Fest! This free event will be held along Pepper Road from Route 14 to Northpointe Parkway, and throughout the Pepper Road Business Park, from 11 am to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October first. Sponsored by the Lake Barrington Business Development Council ... Read more...

212. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Peach Whiskey Barbecue Chicken

 This weeks Heinen’s 4PM Panic recipe is one of my all-time favorites…Peach Whiskey Barbecue Chicken.  It’s great for a weekday with family or as a main dish for entertaining.  It’s easy but oh-so impressive.  Most cooks seem to have their four to six go-to recipes with slight variations. With our weekly menu ideas, hopefully you’ll feel inspired to expand your routine.  ... Read more...

20. Menu Monday: Frantonio’s Magnifico Sub Sandwich

 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 side of Route 14 between ... Read more...

260. Get Growing: Local Farmers Share the Harvest to Celebrate Community

 One of the most rewarding parts of coming back to Barrington to raise our family and support our business, The Gentleman Farmer, has been seeing community members embrace a movement Dominic and I are not only passionate about, but have decided to make our livelihood: sustainable farming. The enthusiasm for educating the community about local food while helping those in ... Read more...

251. Guests Rave About Smart Farm’s First Farm to Table Dinner

 Mother nature delivered with gorgeous late-summer weather for Smart Farm of Barrington’s first Farm to Table Dinner Saturday night. About 100 guests attended the sold-out event in the old Quaker Oats barn on the grounds of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. They gathered to enjoy dishes artfully prepared by area chefs with locally grown ingredients. “Connecting farms, food and community” was ... Read more...

244. Gentleman Farmer’s Guide to Choosing Healthy Eggs

 It’s Farmers Market day in Barrington!  This week’s featured highlights include a performance by Frank Badot, “the best chocolate and caramel sauces you will ever taste” from Grown-up Kid Stuff plus an amazin’ corn children’s activity at 3:30.  Jessica Green of The Gentleman Farmer says we’re going to love this week’s harvest from their Barrington Hills farm so be sure ... Read more...

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