102. Free Slurpees for 7-Eleven Day

Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven

 Here’s a great way to chill out today for FREE! It’s July 11th and 7-Eleven stores throughout the U.S. are celebrating the company’s 83rd birthday by giving away slurpees all day in honor of their name and number one icy cold specialty drink. Lake Barrington’s 7-Eleven store is participating in this slurpeelicious occasion. They have four … Read more…

100. Uncork Barrington

2010 Uncork Barrington Wine Tasting

 You can take a trip around the world right here in downtown Barrington tonight!  The sixth annual “Uncork Barrington” wine tasting is happening from 6 to 9PM hosted by the Barrington Village Association. Organizers have selected fifty fine wines from ten regions of the world for you to sample with a “passport” where you can keep track … Read more…

82. Good Karma at Cook Street Coffee

Barrington Village 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 … Read more…

79. Flip Flop Friday at Tropical Smoothie

Camp Sunshine and 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 … Read more…

78. Farmers Market 4-1-1

Fresh Produce at the Barrington Farmers Market

 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 … Read more…

71. Dollar Subs at Jimmy John’s!!!

Dollar Subs at Jimmy Johns

 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 … Read more…

64. Barrington Cruise Nights

Cruise Night Thursdays in the Village of Barrington

 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 … Read more…

59. Memorial Weekend Block Party

South Barrington Arboretum Memorial Weekend Block Party

 There’s a whole lot going on in Barrington today, including the big “Memorial Weekend Block Party” taking place at The Arboretum of South Barrington. They have activities for the whole family planned for the whole day, starting at 9AM and ending with a live performance of the “10,000 Maniacs” on the main stage at 8:30 … Read more…

48. 2-Buck Burger Tuesdays at Pinstripes

$2 Burger Tuesdays at Pinstripes

 It’s National Hamburger Month and Pinstripes in South Barrington is celebrating by offering their signature burgers for only $2 today and every Tuesday this month. The Pinstripes signature “Sirloin Burger” is topped with Provolone Cheese, Iceberg Lettuce, Pesto Tomato and Cippollini Mayo and typically costs $9. But guests who are bowling or playing bocce will … Read more…