Arboretum of South Barrington

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2011 Chili Champion at the South Barrington Arboretum

306. Be Crowned the South Barrington Chili Champ

 The results are in after Saturday’s “Chilly Challenge” Chili Cook-off in South Barrington. About 300 chili fans from in and around Barrington met at the South Barrington Arboretum Saturday afternoon to sample and vote for chili prepared by seven local restaurants.

I was one of the guest judges and snapped a few photos on the chili tour, which started at Pinstripes Bowling, Bocce & Bistro. A shuttle whisked the chili tasters off to all seven restaurants, which included Pinstripes, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Nozuzmi Asian & Japanese Cuisine, Gold Class Cinemas, L’Eiffel Bistrot & Creperie, Panera Bread and defending 2010 Chili Champion, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. That’s a lot of chili for only $10 and it was so much fun! Almost all of the participants cast ballots for their favorites at the very end and it was a very close vote. But the 2011 South Barrington Arboretum Chili Champion is……

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Chili Cook-Off at the South Barrington Arboretum

304. 2nd Annual South Barrington Chili Cook-Off

 If you like to eat chili, you do not want to miss the second annual “Chilly Challenge” Chili Cook-off at the South Barrington Arboretum. It’s happening TODAY, Saturday, January 29th, from 1 to 3PM.  They asked me to be a guest judge so I’ll  be there, but I could use your help. Why not skip the same-old sandwich for lunch today and join me in sampling some of the best chili South Barrington has to offer!

I will be one of several guest judges rating chili recipes from participating South Barrington restaurants.…

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Sleigh Rides at the South Barrington Arboretum

258. Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides in South Barrington

 I always love the beginning of new traditions and the South Barrington Arboretum is adding complimentary horse-drawn sleigh rides to their list of things you can do when you visit their brand new outdoor skating plaza this year.

Every Saturday and Sunday, they’re offering complimentary horse-drawn sleigh rides from 11AM until 3PM on Saturdays and Sundays. The rides start at the brand new Alexian Brothers Skating Plaza. Have you checked out the new open air ice rink yet?…

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Skates the Chicago Wolves Mascot

233. New Skating Plaza Opening in South Barrington!

 I have a bad habit of overusing exclamation points, but today, I simply HAD to put one in our title! Because, one week from today, the area’s only Open-Air Skating Rink will be opening for business in South Barrington. They’re busy setting it up at the South Barrington Arboretum and there are two big events tied to the outdoor “Skating Plaza’s” grand opening next weekend. The first is an appearance by “Skates”, the Chicago Wolves Mascot.…

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Gobbler Gallop in South Barrington

228. Sign Up for the South Barrington Gobbler Gallop

 South Barrington is continuing a brand new tradition by hosting the second annual “Gobbler Gallop” one week from today on Sunday, November 21st. The 5K run and 1 mile walk is a great way to kick off the Thanksgiving season because you’ll be helping two important causes AND get a great workout at the same time.…

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Skull Lollipop at Anna Shea Chocolates

211. Bubbles, Bon Bons & Brie

 Earlier this week I promised that I’d follow up with some fun Halloween activities going on this weekend for adults in Barrington and there’s one event happening tomorrow night that sounds simply sinful.  It’s called “Bubbles, Bon Bons and Brie” and you’re going to DIE when you hear the details. Skull Lollipop anyone?…

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Halloween at the Barrington Park District

209. Scare Up Some Halloween Fun – FOR KIDS

 There are a TON of Halloween events happening in Barrington this week and this is one time when I’m going to do my best to share ALL of the GORY DETAILS.  Today, I’m focusing on Halloween events for kids, just because I love this picture of a Barrington dad all dressed up and holding his devil baby.

This picture is from last year’s Barrington Park District Hallween Egg Hunt, which is just one of many Halloween happenings this week in Barrington.…

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Burger Tour to Support Breast Health

199. Join the Fight, Take a Bite Burger Bash

 If you love hamburgers, the South Barrington Arboretum is THE place to be from 1-3PM today. The shopping center’s restaurants are hosting a two hour “Burger Tour” today where you can sample gourmet burgers, vote for your faves and help fight cancer while you’re licking your lips.…

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