If you ride the train through Palatine then you most likely have seen this Palatine landmark. Durty Nellie’s is known for their Great Food, Live Music and Outstanding Selection of Beer. Their Convenient location across from the Palatine Metra station makes this pub an ideal choice for your next pub crawl.
Get ready for one of the most fun biking events of the year! The Active Transportation Alliance sponsors this annual ride with four different routes to choose from, each exploring Chicago’s vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, lush parks and historic architecture, plus sample food from your choice of 3 great restaurants.
Chessie’s in Barrington is one of the most unique restaurants in the Chicagoland area. Diners can enjoy their meal while sitting in a 1920′s train car, making it the perfect spot for a romantic dinner, or lunch with a friend. Or if you prefer their spacious bar is ideal for grabbing a bite, a drink or two and a game.
Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen has it all. A great bar with an outstanding selection of craft brews, a full menu including locally sustainable and vegetarian options as well as live entertainment. Conveniently located across from the Downtown Crystal Lake Metra Station it is also ideal for your next bar crawl.
Get out and enjoy the last days of good weather – while enjoying some great restaurants – these all have outdoor seating, some curbside, some on beautiful patios, some with views of the Fox River.
In the movie “Free Birds”, the turkeys want to be off the Thanksgiving menu, and would be happy to see people eat more fruit and vegetables. If getting your kids to eat healthy is a challenge you should sign them up for a FREE fruit and vegetable cooking class at Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen in Crystal Lake. While the kids are in class you can enjoy a quiet meal and a glass of wine in this great Crystal Lake gastropub.
One reader suggested this Girl’s Gluten Free Day Out, which features two dining spots with outstanding gluten free food and a little pampering at a local salon. We sent her 4 free Arlington Park Racetrack tickets for her great suggestion. Please send us your ideas
If you are looking for a fun way to spend the day/evening check out our list of the finest Irish Pubs on Metra’s Northwest Pacific Line. Hop on the train and enjoy some traditional Irish food and let the proffesionals do the driving so you can enjoy a pint or two of the your favorite Irish Brew.
Take the train to experience live theater, ballet, musical acts, family entertainment, comedy, original plays and old favorites, you can find it all. The venues are as varied as the acts and many are housed in beautiful historic buildings within minutes of a Metra Station.
Time after time you will hear the word “charming” used to describe the Woodstock Square. If you have never been to Woodstock – one visit and you will be charmed. This excursion takes you to three Woodstock dining destinations to get a sampling of what Woodstock has to offer. Arrive early and walk around this historic Town Square.