93. Step Back in Time with “Sixteen Candles”

 Tonight is one of those nights at the Barrington Brat Tent that people will be talking about the whole year long. That’s right, the band “Sixteen Candles” is back for their annual Fourth of July weekend performance from 8:30 to 11:30 PM. There’s something addictive about this 80’s cover band that gets people on their feet and feeling nostalgic for … Read more…

91. Brat Tent = Beer, Bands and Fun for Kids

 The 2010 Brat Tent officially opens today, kicking off Barrington’s 2010 Fourth of July festivities.  There’s a full schedule of July Fourth fun taking place this week in downtown Barrington and we’re going to be sharing the details daily here at 365Barrington.com The party starts tonight! The Brat Tent will be open from 5 to 11:30PM at the North Metra commuter lot at … Read more…

90. “Vampire” Menu at Gold Class Cinemas

 Fans of the “Twilight” vampire saga will be lining up tonight at midnight outside Barrington theaters for the release of the latest movie in the series, “Eclipse”. It’s the third book in the sequence in which 18-year-old Bella Swan realizes she loves vampire, Edward Cullen more than werewolf, Jacob Black and helps defeat an “army” of newborn vampires hunting people … Read more…

82. Good Karma at Cook Street Coffee

 Our favorite “hometown coffee shop” is celebrating its first anniversary this week with daily prizes and an awesome new menu item. Cook Street Coffee opened for business on June 25th, 2009 and they’re starting their week-long celebration today. The coffee shop is holding daily raffles all week. You’ll get one raffle ticket for each drink you order this week and … Read more…

79. Flip Flop Friday at Tropical Smoothie

 It’s Flip Flop Friday at Tropical Smoothie in Barrington! The first 500 people who come into Tropical Smoothie in Barrington today WEARING FLIP FLOPS will receive a free 24-ounce “Jetty Punch” smoothie. “Jetty Punch” is a strawberry-banana flavored smoothie and they typically cost $4.80. While you’re at Tropical Smoothie today, they’l also ask for a $1.00 donation to go to … Read more…

78. Farmers Market 4-1-1

 The official first day of summer is just days away and today marks the return of a favorite summer activitiy in downtown Barrington. The Barrington Farmers Market is back in action for their tenth season starting this afternoon. Back in 2000, a group of neighbors from the Barrington Village got together and decided to start the tradition of Thursday farmers … Read more…

71. Dollar Subs at Jimmy John’s!!!

 Holy Totally Tuna! They’re lining up at the Jimmy John’s for lunch today in Barrington. That’s because the “World’s Greatest Gourmet Sandwich” shop is serving up dollar sub sandwiches for customer appreciation day. But you’d better hurry up. This one-day-only dollar sub opportunity only lasts until 3 this afternoon. Their #1 through #6 sandwiches plus the BLT are all only … Read more…

70. Watch the Hawks Win at Wool Street

 Tonight could be the night the Chicago Blackhawks take home the Stanley Cup with game six against the Flyers in Philadelphia. Now who wants to watch history in the making alone on your couch at home? (ok, I’ve been known to do that)  But one of THE places to be to celebrate a hopeful Hawks win tonight is Wool Street … Read more…

65. Feast at Frantonio’s Italian Deli

 Some of the best places to eat are the ones that have been made popular, not by fancy marketing or splashy signs, but by word of mouth. They serve food so tasty, it gets people talking. In fact, someone I know through Facebook recommended I write about Frantonio’s Italian Deli and Cafe here at 365Barrington.com. So I stopped by and … Read more…

64. Barrington Cruise Nights

 CLICK HERE for 2012 Cruise Nights Schedule It’s that time of year again. Cruise nights are back on Thursdays this summer starting at 6:30 tonight in downtown Barrington. If you’ve visited this blog before, you may know that I love to include a little background music for your reading. Click the “play arrow” in the CENTER or BOTTOM LEFT CORNER … Read more…